How many houses a family need actually ?All of us need a house to live. There are many people in Kerala who do not have a house to live. According to the 2011 census, number of families without own house is 4,5 lakh. Approximately, 18 lakh persons are living without houses.
At the same time there are 11,89,140 houses in the State lying vacant, without any regular occupants. Many might be occupied on rental basis. The size of a majority of houses will be large enough such that many rooms are not occupied, regularly.
Many of those who work in cities go for a house/ flat in the city, while our ancestral home is kept locked in the village. All these figures indicate that there no planning with regard to housing in this part of the country.