The Housing environment in the Municipality is characterized by poor and choked drains, unkempt surroundings, exposed building foundations and cracked walls and leaking roofs. Majority (over 60%) of these houses were built with mud, wattle and daub raffia or bamboo and land-create and roofed with either thatch, bamboo or iron sheets. With a household size of about 6 compared to the national average of 5.1%, most of them lack water and toilet facilities due to the unplanned layouts.
The housing problem can be said to be of quality rather than quantity. The table below shows the current housing stock, numbers of households as well as the average household sizes within the 16 largest communities in the Municipality.
The poor drainage coupled with excessive rainfall and other human practices have resulted in extensive erosion and flooding within the built environment. Communities would be encouraged to undertake erosion prevention activities like tree planting, landscaping and the desilting of drains. The Assembly would also explore innovative low cost appropriate technologies for housing delivery and pilot these through a Rural Housing Scheme.