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Latvia

  • Sasha Tsenkova
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Abstract

Latvia has the legacy of an excessively controlled housing system, which operated from 1940 to 1991. The system was based on low housing costs, centralized production and state control over housing allocation. Home ownership was discouraged, all housing was social and universally affordable due to extensive subsidies and macroeconomic regulation ofprices. Large volumes of social housing were produced, while little was invested in the maintenance and upkeep of the existing stock (Tsenkova, 2000a).

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Social Housing Housing Policy Housing Stock Asset Management Housing Service 
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