This chapter illustrates how self-help contributes to the social differentiation of access through the typology. State-assisted residents come from a variety of migration histories: partition, economic and political. However, not all households in Amritsar's low-income housing settlements are migrants, with a large proportion being local residents of Amritsar. While Turner's model of mobility considers all migrants within its framework of household stages, the experiences of different migrant communities are not singular and are subject to a number of factors which result in unequal relations in the housing system. Affordability has been used by a number of studies as a main indicator for market analysis of housing access. The performance of the low-income delivery systems have exhibited an interception of state-assisted housing by higher income and social status groups. The legalisation of private self-help settlements is the most dynamic sector of the low-income housing system which shows evidence of renting and resale.