Pakistan Election 2018 and Affordable Housing Debate
Affordable housing is always included in the national policies of Western countries. In every general election, Western politicians discuss the ways to solve the housing crisis once in power. Finally Pakistani politicians have also started discussing the need of affordable housing for the general public. In this blog we will discuss Pakistan Election 2018 and Affordable Housing Debate.
Housing shortage in Pakistan
Pakistan is the nation of 220 million people. According to the old reports of United Nations there is a shortage of 10 million new housing units. According to the report 60% houses in Pakistan have passed their useable life and should be replaced by the new modern homes. The housing demand in Pakistan is increasing every year as we are just building 150,000 new units annually.
Building affordable housing is the only solution to solve housing crisis
Housing crisis in Pakistan can’t be solved without the assistance of the government. Government should start the construction of affordable housing nationwide so that people can get homes at affordable prices as compared to the market rates. The people, who even can’t afford to rent homes, should be given free homes for living. This will control the homelessness in Pakistan.
Finally housing is included in election campaigns
Pakistan General Elections 2018 campaigns have started the new trends. Now politicians are discussing the housing shortage and the houses they will construct once in power, whereas earlier they only discussed the water and electricity crisis. This new trend is welcomed by the masses who can only dream to live in own home due to high property prices in Pakistan.
The benefits of government affordable housing developments
The affordable housing by the government will help out in two ways. Firstly it will provide the housing for the people who can’t buy homes in the open market. Secondly when houses will be constructed on large scale the housing price will crash as it’s all about supply and demand. People will never buy the expensive houses if they are offered affordable homes by the government.