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Author(s): Emília Malcata Rebelo
Title: A Proposal to integrate social housing in the free market
Issue Date: 2002
Abstract: In this paper it is supported that the social housing policies should be integrated with the free market performance, in such a way that overall city re-qualification may be enhanced, assuring the lower social classes access to welfare dwelling conditions. It is presented the case study of the Oporto city (Portugal), where the obsolete law of rents not only does not solve the poverty problems, but also immobilises the urban regeneration processes, and (through the displacement of the housing demand to the acquisition sector) artificially improves the dwellings price levels.A proposal is made in order to redistribute the State and Oporto Municipality budget so that the poorest families can freely choose their dwellings in the free market, which not only surmounts the social stigmas, but also stimulates new construction and recovery of old buildings, stressing high quality building levels, and promoting quality of life to all citizens.
Subject: Ciências Sociais, Ciências sociais
Social sciences, Social sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais
Social sciences
Source: Proceedings of the XVI Association of European Schools of Planning Congress
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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