Housing is key to inclusive growth. It is the biggest spending item of household budgets,
the main driver of wealth accumulation and biggest source of debt for most households.
Housing and the neighbourhood in which people live also have important implications
for individual health, employment and educational outcomes – effects that can begin
in childhood and can last a lifetime. Nevertheless, the housing market may also present
a barrier to inclusive growth for some groups, such as low-income households, children,
youth, seniors and the homeless.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted even more abruptly just how important housing
issues are to people, and prompted governments to introduce a range of emergency housing
supports. However, the pandemic has also underscored the need for governments to develop
more structural responses to address persistent housing challenges.
This report assesses the key underlying pre-COVID-19 housing policy issues and proposes
a series of recommendations to support more inclusive housing outcomes. These include
measures to address some of the structural barriers to inclusive growth in the housing
market, as well as measures to address the specific housing challenges facing vulnerable
High household spending on housing, overcrowded conditions & homelessness on the rise in 1/3 of OECD countries. The #COVID-19 pandemic revealed longstanding #housing challenges in OECD countries [@OECD_Social]
Who’s left out of the #housing market: Youth, Seniors, Homeless, Low-income households. Read the latest OECD report “Housing and Inclusive Growth” [@OECD_Social] [Monika Queisser - LinkedIn]