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Housing Modification as Predictors for Residential Satisfaction in Apo Resettlement, Abuja Nigeria

For more than 15 years resettlement housing has been associated with Abuja development policy for resettling of its aboriginal inhabitant people, implemented by the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA). The housing scheme is significantly undergoing a periods of housing modification, which the study is evaluating with regard to changes made to both internal and external features and how the residents perceived their building in the immediate environment. A cross-sectional surveyed sample of 250 housing units representing about 28.51% of the total number of housing dwelling in the resettlement scheme, were administered questionnaires to respondents from each of the five (5) extension zones. A total of 186 questionnaires representing 74.40% of the distributed questionnaires were retrieved and used as valid response, which indicate a very high response rate. Data from 5 point likert were used to analyze residents’ satisfaction with their housing modification were 30 variables associated with building modification, Data from uni-variate analytical method and inferential statistical revealed that housing satisfaction of Apo residents ‘were as a result of it open spaces configuration that were identified as a key predictors which impacts on housing modification. This exploratory research gives an insight into the potential for accessible architecture to impact in improving and developing future of housing resettlement projects and policies decision in a country permanently exposed to displacement and also the sustainability of new housing developments.

Apo-Abuja, Built-Environment, Housing-Modification, Resettlement, Residential Satisfaction

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Unah Mathew Okopi. (2022). Housing Modification as Predictors for Residential Satisfaction in Apo Resettlement, Abuja Nigeria. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 8(3), 130-142.

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Unah Mathew Okopi. Housing Modification as Predictors for Residential Satisfaction in Apo Resettlement, Abuja Nigeria. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2022, 8(3), 130-142. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220803.15

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Unah Mathew Okopi. Housing Modification as Predictors for Residential Satisfaction in Apo Resettlement, Abuja Nigeria. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2022;8(3):130-142. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20220803.15

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