PLANNING IMPLICATIONS OF HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
This study aims at examining the housing development in Jos Jarawa. 150 households were surveyed across the District employing simple random sampling technique in order to generate data on the physical, social and economics characteristics of households. The analysis revealed that residents are of high density zone with their occupation of householders being served as basis for establishing status. It assumes that the status of a person translates into his earning, which also influences his choice of location and type of housing to reside. During the research, it was discovered that most residents live in inadequate housing that lack basic infrastructure and facilities. The high density neighborhoods are unplanned and unsafe with poor sanitary condition. The condition of the neighborhoods allows us to conclude that such locations have suffered long neglect by government with respect to infrastructure development, provision of social amenities, and enforcement of development control standards. Based on the findings, the study proffered appropriate recommendations that there is need for policy of providing public housing for the low-income earners in Jos Plateau and as well as implement urban renewal programme for the area.