Comparison of Turkey and the Netherlands Social Housing Policies

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Bek N.

in: Current Trends in Asian Economics, Business, and Administration, Bülent AKKAYA,Kittisak Jermsittiparsert,Ayşe GÜNSEL, Editor, IGI Global, Massachusetts, pp.312-327, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Massachusetts
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-327
  • Editors: Bülent AKKAYA,Kittisak Jermsittiparsert,Ayşe GÜNSEL, Editor
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, social housing policies developed for the housing needs of the poor citizens in Turkey and the Netherlands were examined. In this context, the aim of the study is to compare the extent of social housing policies implemented in Turkey and the Netherlands by presenting both countries policies on this subject. Another goal of this study is to develop suggestions based on research results. Most important roles in determining the social housing policies in Turkey belong to central administration. In the Netherlands, the central administration has transferred its authorization to local municipalities and housing associations. The data obtained were analyzed with the Maxqda data analysis program. At the end of the analysis, similar and different aspects of social housing policies have been presented. As a result, although there are similarities found in housing finance, it has been observed that there are different policies in terms of housing supply. In this context, policy transfer is a recommended approach that will contribute to the solution