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DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2017/52/S19.037

THE ROLE OF MUNICIPAL HOUSING STOCK MANAGEMENT IN SOCIAL COHESION IN POLAND

A. Muczynski, A. Banaszek
Thursday 28 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, www.sgemsocial.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-25-6 / ISSN 2367-5659, 24 - 30 August, 2017, Book 5, Vol 2, 293-300 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2017/52/S19.037

ABSTRACT

The fight against poverty and social exclusion to a large degree refers to housing exclusion connecting with the lack of access to decent and affordable rental housing for vulnerable or low-income households. Last transformations of housing systems in many countries have lead a further increase in social polarization and segregation. Hence, the importance of social housing for social cohesion has been acknowledged in key international and European laws and policy statements. The paper presents the role of municipal housing stock management in influencing of social cohesion in Poland. Particular attention was paid to the assess whether and to what extent the current management rules and activities implemented by municipal landlords and policymakers can contribute to achieve greater social cohesion of local communities.

Keywords: management, municipal housing stock, social cohesion