Governing and Financing Affordable Housing at the Intersection of the Market and the State: Denmark’s Private Non-profit Housing System

Luise Noring, David Struthers, Adam Grydehøj*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Denmark’s private non-profit housing (almene boliger) sector provides affordable housing and social housing and is capable of being self-governing and self-financing. We examine the private non-profit housing sector’s governance and financing model and assess the extent to which its institutional framework and revolving funds model allow it to serve as a role model for the development of affordable housing in other countries and cities. The paper concludes that while Denmark’s private non-profit housing system has succeeded in providing affordable housing with relatively low levels of public financing, its exposure to state intervention risks weakening its governance and financial power.
TidsskriftUrban Research & Practice
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 5 aug. 2020

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Epub ahead of print. Published online: 5. August 2020


  • Affordable housing
  • Copenhagen
  • Denmark
  • Financing
  • Governance
  • Housing policy
  • Urban