1. WHAT DOES COMMUNITY-DRIVEN HOUSING MEAN?
Community-driven housing is an approach to housing development in which the beneficiaries and directly affected communities control the process and are the key decision-makers at every stage of the development. For the process to succeed it requires that beneficiaries are sufficiently empowered to be fully appreciative of the range of available options and the implications of their choices at each step of the process. The approach is about more than the consultation and participation of the beneficiaries in the planning and implementation phases of the housing development – it is about their control over the process.