Government housing programs in Poland in 2006—2017 Cover Image

Rządowe programy mieszkaniowe w Polsce w latach 2006—2017
Government housing programs in Poland in 2006—2017

Author(s): Damian Mirczak
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Government/Political systems, Welfare systems, Politics and society, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: housing policy; housing; government program; state; activities

Summary/Abstract: It is the government’s duty to precisely define the objectives of the state’s housing policy, because their correct definition and use of the available instruments will enable mutual influence on other areas of social policy. After the fall of communism, successive governments left the housing sphere in the free market competences, limiting their activity, recognizing the unnecessary state in this area. Only in 2006, the first government housing program was inaugurated, which was limited to a social group with credit standing and living in large urban centres. Another program also covered limited social strata. In 2016, the “Mieszkanie+” program was launched, which in the assumptions of the originators will cover all hitherto discriminated social groups, irrespective of their creditworthiness or place of residence. The adoption of the National Housing Program will allow defining the objectives of the state’s housing policy and will allow for more efficient coordination and synchronization of the activities of state institutions in the housing sphere.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 22
  • Page Range: 59-72
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish