An increase in Jordan's population has led to the foundation of two civil cooperative housing societies.
GV Housing site
GV EXT Apartments (2 shots)
SV Workmen plaster exterior wall
GTV Building workers unload bricks
SV TILT DOWN EXT Apartments
SV Workmen prepare tiles (3 shots)
SV INT Tiles being fitted to wall (2 shots)
SV EXT Men prepare sand and lime for building (2 shots)
SV EXT Man prepares facing of exterior wall (2 shots)
SV Workmen dig holes for drainage (2 shots)
GTV EXT Apartments.
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Background: An increase in Jordan's population has led to the foundation of two civil cooperative housing societies.
Jordan's official building group, the Housing Organisation, is already constructing apartments for Amman's overflowing population and has further plans to build about 800 units yearly until the problem is solved.
The Cooperative Societies build their units by taking grants from the Housing Organisation. A project needs a minimum of 25 people before the loan can be granted, and the money must be paid back, with interest, within 20 years. The size of the house is dictated by the income of the potential owner.
This film, from Visnews cameraman George Haj, was shot at a housing development a few miles (kilometres) from Amman.
SYNOPSIS: A new housing site at Dahiet Al-Hussein, a few miles from Amman, is being constructed in an effort to overcome Jordan's housing shortage. The units are being built by a civil cooperative housing society, financed by the official Housing Organisation.
The terms laid down by the cooperative societies say there must be a minimum of 25 members for each project. The group shares the land and takes loans from the Housing Organisation and must repay the money, at a five per cent interest rate, within 20 years.
There are 182 units in the Dahiet El-Hussein project. Each potential owner has a choice of three standards, dictated by his particular income bracket. Most of the owners will come from either Government organisations, or large companies.
The Cooperative Housing Societies have plans to build four such estates within the next two years. The official body, the Housing Organisation, hope to make the finance available for the units and also has plans for more housing over the next few years.