This Quick Guide examines how community organizations can be valuable and resoureful partners when it comes to finding viable solutions to their own housing roblems. It looks at how community organizations have developed in Asia, how they function and what tools they use, which are useful for policy makers, in particular in the context of decentralization.
The other Quick Guides in this series are:
Quick Guide 1- Urbanization: The role the poor play in urban development
Quick Guide 2 - Low-Inocme Housing: Approaches to help the urban poor find adequate accommodation
Quick Guide 3 - Land: A crucial element in housing the urban poor
Quick Guide 4 - Eviction: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities
Quick Guide 5 - Housing Finance: Ways to help the poor pay for housing
Quick Guide 6 - Community-Based Organizations: The poor as agents of development
Quick Guide 7 - Rental housing: A much neglected housing option for the poor.