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*

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalUrban Research & Practice
Number of pages18
ISSN1753-5069
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2020

Bibliographical note

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

Keywords

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

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