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Favoured owners, neglected tenants: Privatisation of state owned housing in Hanoi

Tran, Hoai Anh LU and Dalholm Hornyánszky, Elisabeth LU (2005) In Housing Studies 20(6). p.897-929
Abstract
This paper presents selected findings from the project 'Privatisation of public housing in Hanoi, the impacts on housing quality and social equality' which was financed by the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA). The project analyses the consequences of privatisation on the housing conditions of those tenants and owners who live in privatised and partly privatised multi family apartment buildings. This paper focuses on the consequences of privatisation on the housing and living conditions of tenants compared to those of owners, and presents findings. The paper concludes that privatisation actually helps to strengthen the existing inequity between different social groups, in the sense that the privatisation policy supports... (More)
This paper presents selected findings from the project 'Privatisation of public housing in Hanoi, the impacts on housing quality and social equality' which was financed by the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA). The project analyses the consequences of privatisation on the housing conditions of those tenants and owners who live in privatised and partly privatised multi family apartment buildings. This paper focuses on the consequences of privatisation on the housing and living conditions of tenants compared to those of owners, and presents findings. The paper concludes that privatisation actually helps to strengthen the existing inequity between different social groups, in the sense that the privatisation policy supports senior government officials, many of whom are well situated both financially and socially, and ignores poor and low-income households. Privatisation also contributes to enhancing the inequality, between better-off housing areas and poorer ones. Mixed ownership, and the lack of regulations about the duties and rights of owners and tenants after privatisation, also lead to serious degradation of common areas in all residential blocks. (Less)
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  author       = {Tran, Hoai Anh and Dalholm Hornyánszky, Elisabeth},
  issn         = {1466-1810},
  keyword      = {homeownership,housing privatisation,apartment buildings},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {897--929},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Housing Studies},
  title        = {Favoured owners, neglected tenants: Privatisation of state owned housing in Hanoi},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673030500291066},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2005},
}