This study examines public housing in Kuwait and Jaber Al Ahmad apartments housing project. It tries to figure out how housing provision, citizen expectations, and satisfaction are linked.
Kuwait's government provide housing for Kuwaiti married couples as part of a welfare program. This goal has proven difficult to achieve, with a waiting list of over 100,000 people. While the majority of applicants apply for a residential plot and a housing loan to build a single-family home, a small number of candidates apply for the apartment unit’s alternative.
The government's capacity to reduce housing demand hinges on its ability to persuade the public to move toward higher-density housing options. Understanding the concepts of housing expectation and satisfaction is crucial to achieve this goal.
This research conducted face-to-face surveys with residents of the Jaber Al Ahmad project. It includes a detailed survey analysis as well as a cross-tabulation analysis by age group.
When residents were asked why they picked an apartment over a single-family house and what their impressions were of living in the newly delivered apartment, the majority of respondents said they prefer a single-family house. These comments indicate that, while liking their apartment's design and layout, they would prefer to live in a single-family home.
The research sheds a light on the importance of finding a long-term, viable, and appealing public housing solution that meets Kuwaitis' aspirations through the understanding of citizens expectations
Alzamil, Fawzi and Al-Shaheen, Qutaiba E.
"Residents’ Satisfaction with Apartment Living in Kuwait: A Study of The Design of Jaber Al Ahmad Apartments,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 27:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol27/iss2/4