Partnership between public and not-for-profit sectors in the provision of social housing – Macro and micro forces behind new polarizations (16704)
In most of Organization of Economic Corporation and Development (OECD) countries, post-war social housing (SH) that formed a significant proportion of housing market are currently becoming outdated including the institutional structures behind them. However the demand for social housing is still significant. Among the major challenges faced by governments are significant maintenance backlogs, mismatch of existing stocks with current demand, concentration of disadvantage, stigmatization and most importantly the lack of adequate public funding.
Policy responses by respective governments show a trend towards a market based approach in partnership with emerging Not-for-Profit sectors. The major research project where this paper forms a part aims to uncover the principles and fundamentals supporting the viability of partnership between Government and Not-for-Profit sectors in Social Housing. In undertaking a broad literature survey towards this goal, couple of preliminary questions that arise are (a) what is the macro political-economic evolutionary path influencing the current policy debate? (b) how do micro cultures, histories and issues of specific jurisdictions matter in localizing a policy debate that serve their own purpose. The aim of this research paper is to see what outcomes can be mapped when current approaches to SH in partnership with not-for-profit sectors are viewed from aforementioned two questions. It also aims to investigate if the policy outcomes generated through the fusion of macro and micro forces be classified into broad categories.