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Cost Rental Research Support Programme Projects

Researcher: Dara Turnbull & Alice Pittini, Housing Europe
Title: Cost-based social rental housing in Europe - The cases of Austria, Denmark and Finland 


This research explores the operation of cost-rental housing in three countries in Europe which arguably have the most developed cost rental systems; Austria, Denmark and Finland. 

Through a case study approach utilising surveys with housing federations along with interviews, the research provides insight into good practice for managing cost-rental in the medium to longer term. This includes learnings on regulation, legal obligations, allocations, funding, reinvestment, rents and planning for unexpected costs. 

Status: Completed in December 2021