The Housing Affordability Index

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The Housing Topic Paper: The Housing Topic Paper mainly sets out the objectivity to assess our island’s housing requirements for a durational period of twenty years. The Housing Structure Plan outlines the responsibilities of the planning systems in Malta, to ensure housing quality with minimal impact to the Maltese natural environment. According to MEPA’s Final Draft (2002), housing serves as one of Malta’s significant land uses, since it is a basic human need and also, the government needs to ensure that decent housing is provided to every citizen. Therefore, the researcher evaluated the Housing Topic Paper and correlated significant points with the locality of Mtarfa (MEPA, 2002). Mtarfa’s urban area amounts to 41, with a population density of 2200, with a 590 number of dwelling units (MEPA, 2002). Most of Imtarfa’s dwellings are concentrated along the main road however, they outward away from the main roads to a semi –urban or a rural area. Most of the rural dwellings or farmhouses that are situated between Mtarfa and Rabat have their own warehouses and fields. The contemporary “Habitat’ style developed in different residences in Mtarfa, are accessible from flying decks and superimposed, terraced units present cubic forms reminiscent of Maltese vernacular architecture (Mangion Mangion & Partners, 2008). Mtarfa is hosting the highest percentage of households composed of five persons or more with 13.6%. Mtarfa also includes a large number of social housing projects, which are a block of apartments that was recently built near ‘Dar Il-Kaptan’ and other apartments that were previously used as dwellings under when Malta was still a colony under the British Emperor. Pembroke and Mtarfa also have the largest number of four-person ... ... middle of paper ... ... suggest that, in Mtarfa there is minimal area for crime to take place due to the fact, that it is small village with low business occupancy. When correlating the housing structure of Mtarfa with different criminological theories there again, one finds that Mtarfa has minimal prospects in suffering from delinquent actions. Works Cited Darmanin, J. (2008). The Computation of a Housing Affordability Index for Malta. Malta : Bank of Valletta Review. Debono, J. (2014). Large families prevail in rural and affluent towns. Malta: Maltatoday. Retrieved from http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/printversion/36677/#.U0ADUvmSzwY Mangion Mangion & Partners. (2008). Retrieved 2014, from http://www.mmp.com.mt/mtarfa_housing_project.html MEPA. (2002). Structure Plan for the Maltese Islands. Housing Topic Paper. Peregin, C. (2008). This is not social housing - Dalli. Times of Malta .
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