New trends in social housing allocation – case study (City of Poznań, Poland)

Katarzyna Suszyńska , Zuzanna Rataj


In recent years, the allocation of social housing has undergone a radical change. Local governments as well as housing organisations providing social housing are revising the procedures applied in the field by modifying me- thods for ranking applications. European experience shows that the general tendency is to replace the traditional allocation mechanism based solely on the criteria of income and needs with the one incorporating (though to a limited extent) the preferences of potential tenants. An example of inno- vative practice is announcing unoccupied social flats in the press and on the Internet which gives prospective tenants the opportunity to rethink the match between the housing conditions offered and the household’s needs. The aim of the paper is to explore various models of housing allocation used by local governments in EU countries and identify new trends within the field. A special focus is on the local regulations applied in the City of Poznań. Some information applied in the process of preparation of the paper has been obtained while conducting the research project “Social housing and its role in satisfying the housing needs of indigent households in Poland” financed by the National Science Centre (2014/13/N/HS4/02100).
Author Katarzyna Suszyńska (WZ / KIiN)
Katarzyna Suszyńska,,
- Department of Investment and Real Estate
, Zuzanna Rataj (WE / KSiF)
Zuzanna Rataj,,
- Department of Sociology and Philosophy
Journal seriesProblemy Rozwoju Miast / Urban Development Issues, ISSN 1733-2435, (B 8 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishsocial housing, affordable housing, housing allocation
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)8
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ScoreMinisterial score = 8.0, 14-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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