Impact of Poverty on Housing Condition in Gwagwalada Urban Area of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Abuja

Ebehikhalu O. Nicholas, Dawam D. Patrick


This study examines the impact of poverty on housing in the urban area of Gwagwalada of the FCT, Abuja. The data for the study were derived from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data were derived mainly from the administration of questionnaire. Stratified random sampling technique was used to administer the questionnaire to the respondents in the study area based on the income of the respondents expressed as high, middle and low income area. A total of six hundred (600) questionnaire were administered in the study area of which one hundred (100) questionnaire were administered in the high income area, two hundred (200) questionnaire were administered to middle income area while three hundred (300) questionnaire were administered to low income area. The data were analyzed using both descriptive and simple inferential statistics. The findings revealed that poverty has a lot of negative impacts on the housing condition in the study area. This find expression in the fact that majority of the respondents have not been able to maintain their houses and live close to their work places. As a result of the fact that more people live in the low income area, a lot of pressure are exerted on the few available facilities. The study suggested some possible measures of addressing the housing poverty in the study area.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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