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Type Working Paper - World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3884
Title Rental choice and housing policy realignment in transition: Post-privatization challenges in the Europe and Central Asia region
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2006
URL http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2006/04/14/000016406_20060414123303/Re​ndered/PDF/wps3884.pdf
Massive privatizations of housing in Europe and Central Asia transition countries have significantly reduced rental tenure choice, threatening to impede residential mobility. Policymakers are intensifying their search for adequate policy responses aimed at broadening tenure choice for more household categories through effective rental housing alternatives in the social and private sectors. While the social alternative requires substantial and well-balanced subsidies, the private alternative will not grow unless rent, management, and tax reforms are boldly implemented and housing privatization truly completed.

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