Publication
Title
On the genesis of social rental agencies in Belgium
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Abstract
A combination of historical housing policy options together with the housing consequences of the economic crisis and the changes in household structure led to a major housing crisis in Belgium during the 1980s. Since the Belgian government, hampered by severe budget constraints and the paralysing consequences of restructuring, was not able to deal with these new problems, grassroots organisations took the lead in formulating solutions-hence the so-called new housing initiatives, social rental agencies (SRAs) being the most important ones. Today, less than 20 years later, these social rental agencies are institutionalised and cover a large part of the country. This paper elaborates on the birth and rise of the SRAs first by looking at the causes of the housing crisis and secondly by analysing the grassroots reactions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Urban studies / University of Glasgow. Department of Social and Economic Research. - London, 1964, currens
Source (book)
4th Nunspeet Conference on Social Rented Sector in the European Union, FEB 17-18, 1999, NUNSPEET, NETHERLANDS
Publication
London : 2002
ISSN
0042-0980 [print]
1360-063X [online]
Volume/pages
39:2(2002), p. 297-326
ISI
000172899000008
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Last edited 10.06.2017
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