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Belgium-Flanders

  • Sien Winters
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Abstract

Since 1980 social housing policy in Belgium has been entirely the responsibility of the three regions: Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region. The process of regionalisation was a gradual process, which took a long time. The law of 1 August 1974 regarding the provisional formation of regions stipulated that housing was a regional matter. This meant that, from 1975 onwards, the credits written into the national budget were divided among the three regions. Since 1980 the regional governments determine the credits for housing policy. In 1984, the Brussels Regional Housing Corporation and the Wallonia Regional Housing Corporation were created. The Flemish Housing Corporation (“Vlaamse Huisvestingsmaatschappij”) was founded in 1988. The regional housing corporations started their activities in 1990–1991 (Mertens & Pacolet, 1998).

Keywords

Social Housing Housing Policy Housing Stock Asset Management Housing Association 
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