How affordable housing transforms lives for people with disabilities
- Legal security of tenure – guaranteeing legal protection against forced eviction, harassment, and insecurity
- Accessibility – well designed homes provide appropriate space, ground floor access, and ground floor sleeping quarters for people with disabilities
- Affordability – reducing personal or household financial costs associated with housing
- Habitability – quality, professionally built housing that provides adequate space and protects from weather impacts, structural hazards, and disease vectors (including Covid-19) is essential to safeguard vulnerable people
- Water, sanitation and services – access to safe and clean water and sanitation facilities is a basic right of all people, including those with disabilities, the denial of which can have serious implications on their well-being
- Location – providing access to employment opportunities, healthcare services, schools, and other social facilities in near proximity
Recent Reall impact studies have showcased the transformative improvement in the quality of life for homeowners in Pakistan, including those who experience mobility and health challenges. Many occupants directly attribute this to the quality housing and tranquil, safe environment developed by Reall with its partners.
This ‘placemaking’ approach demonstrates that through strategic and creative interventions new affordable housing developments can become places to thrive for all people.