Tenure Security

  • Published on 03 November 2016

An estimated 70% of Egyptian households live without secure tenure. The rural Delta governorate of Gharbia had the highest proportion at 93% without secure tenure. The Frontier governorate of South Sinai had the least, at 8% of households.

An unspecified number will be faced with forced eviction and the demolition of their homes without compensation. In the case of expropriation/eminent domain, informal housing is not viable for compensation. The remaining families living in informal housing do not enjoy full legal recognition. They may face steep regularization fees, or are forced to bribe local officials to maintain their status quo.

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