Housing with AVAS

Facilitating access to secure shelter, DRRT worked with AVAS and supported interventions 

MRS Palya slum in Bangalore was unique in that it comprised of hundreds  of families  living in different pockets in the same neighbourhood with differing levels of threats and fears of demolition.

 

With AVAS’ intervention  165 families from the “hill top slum”got organized and a novel slum rehousing project was completed with peoples participation. DRRT facilitated this process by extending financial support - a revolving fund was given as the collateral to  spur the project to action. This saved the project from becoming a non-starter. The completed houses are a testimony of peoples capabilities.

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Vyalikaval Slum

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After

Organizing

Community For Change

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The slum dwellers of the vyaliakval slum were instrumental in building the nationally acclaimed chowdaiah hall. However they were always looked upon as” eyesores” and their poverty had to be hidden to keep the place looking tidy.

 

AVAS succeeded in establishing their land rights and building interim housing. The community has grown since and a new revitalized housing project has been proposed. DRRT supported the housing by helping the families with the initial investment , after which they were able to slowly build up on the foundations.

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Lakshmipuram

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After

Organizing

Community For Change

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Lakshmipuram slum was under threat of demolition. Years of peoples struggles through AVAS changed that and community got integrated into its once hostile neighborhood. AVAS won the National Habitat Award for this project. DRRT supported the subsequent development programs for children and youth.

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