Social Housing in Germany: An Inevitably Shrinking Sector?

The role of the social housing sector as part of the German housing system has changed fundamentally since 1950. Social housing in Germany followed a number of common trends and features to be observed in most countries in Europe: delegation to local government, a narrow focus on fragile populations and a reduction in the proportion of social housing. The specific reasons for this are discussed as relating to the German background. Against a background of more and more tense housing markets the paper argues for a revitalization of social housing in Germany without repeating the old mistakes.
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Author: Stefan Kofner
Document Type: article
ISSN: 2336-2839
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Pages: 61-71
DOI code: 10.13060/23362839.2017.4.1.325
Date of publication: 23.6.2017


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