Board Scheme Concept: Prospect of Providing Tenure Security Solutions to Squatter Settlements in Jamaica.

  • Macherie Grant
  • Professor Mamoru Taniguchi

Abstract

Inadequate supply of affordable housing for persons of
lower economic status has plagued many countries. This
inadequacy is exacerbated by the expense of tenure legitimization
through formal channels. The end result is a constant increase in
squatter communities. This paper, through the use of surveys and
interviews, explores one concept (Board Scheme Concept) that
has been utilized by lower income families in western Jamaica to
arrive at de facto legitimate housing solutions. It is then applied
to squatting to determine the potential for implementation and a
review of similar such tenure security initiatives in alignment
with the concept. The results suggest that a burdened formal
titling system can be simplified, thereby reducing fear of loss of
tenure, by creating a bridge between private and government
owned land ownership processes utilizing other simplistic land
lease approaches to tenure, which in turn may create the
potential for permanent homeownership

Published
2018-06-28
How to Cite
GRANT, Macherie; TANIGUCHI, Professor Mamoru. Board Scheme Concept: Prospect of Providing Tenure Security Solutions to Squatter Settlements in Jamaica.. GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET), [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, june 2018. ISSN 2251-371X. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jet/article/view/1733>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2018.