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Affordable housing for all? Challenging the legacy of Red Vienna

Author(s)
Katharina Litschauer, Michael Friesenecker
Abstract

This chapter analyses Vienna’s status as a just city by focusing on the development of housing conditions (housing costs and tenure security). Although conditions have changed, our findings reveal that Vienna’s model of housing for all – characterised by both a large social housing segment as well as strict rent control in private rental – continues to provide affordable and secure housing for a broad section of the population. Nevertheless, a gap in the housing conditions within the private rental sector unfolds in Vienna, which increasingly excludes (low-income) newcomers from affordable and secure housing.

Organisation(s)
Department of Sociology
External organisation(s)
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU)
Pages
53-67
No. of pages
15
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003133827
Publication date
11-2021
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
507020 Urbanism, 201213 Housing
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https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/affordable-housing-for-all-challenging-the-legacy-of-red-vienna(06a14c56-24dc-428e-ae85-d12041417945).html