Dialogue on Shelter for the Homeless in Zimbabwe Trust
Welcome to Dialogue on Shelter
Dialogue on Shelter is registered as a trust and acts as the technical partner supporting the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation and the alliance of the two organizations work in partnership to address issues of low-income housing in particular and poverty in general. Dialogue on Shelter provides technical support in the form of capacity-building, training and facilitating interface between communities and government, private sector and academic institutions. This support is mainly geared towards enabling the poor to access resources and address systems and practices that hinder affordable housing and infrastructural services.
Harare Slum Upgrading Enters Third Year with Dzivarasekwa Extension Enumeration
Two years have gone by and the Harare Slum Upgrading Project starts enters into year three providing yet another opportunity for the Harare partners to make a difference in the 57 slums that were profiled. In year one, the exercise of profiling the slums in and around Harare began in ernest followed by a practical intervention through the Dzivarasekwa Extension housing and infrastructure upgrading pilot in the second year. This year, the Harare partners comprising City of Harare, Dialogue on Shelter and Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation will be consolidating work started in Dzivarasekwa Extension.
The 16 low-cost houses implemented highlighted the need to tighten the densification model in many areas to enable the concept to address the fundamental issues of affordability and design efficiency and then go to scale. Infrastructure was installed for only the 231 individual plots while the remaining 249 plot within the 5 clusters are still to be serviced.