Aims to improve the living conditions of citizens living in the backyards of rental stock of a city. This strategy includes the improvement of access to municipal services as well as the identification of vacant land that could be used for infill housing projects.
|Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding?
|What essential services are provided to backyard dwellings?
|Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city?
|What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans?
|Does the city have a plan for addressing the needs of backyarders?
|# of people living in backyards
|% of municipal population
|Backyarder Growth Rate
|# HH living in backyards
|% of Provincial total
“Residents of informal settlements and backyarders must be engaged by the City to understand their immediate urban needs, how some of these needs might be met by the state, and how community organisation and commitment might support their attainment;”