Housing conditions in Qunfudha, a town on the Red Sea south of Jeddah, are generally very poor. In some areas of the town, as many as 10 people live in a single room. According to a recent survey, which was conducted by Prince Abdullah Foundation for Housing, there are also dilapidated buildings and badly-maintained houses in Al-Wajh in the Tabuk region.
The Prince Abdullah Foundation, a charity established by the crown prince, has embarked on a project to build emergency housing units for the poor in six villages on the Kingdom’s western and eastern coasts. The project includes Al-Shabaan and Al-Hasa villages in the Tabuk region, Al-Nabah village in the Madinah region, Al-Ghala village in the Makkah region, Al-Raas Birraith village in the Jizan region and Al-Juran village in the Eastern Province.