Assessment of the possibilities for enhancing self-help housing provision in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: NH18-1/396-1993E-PDF

“With the changes being witnessed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe there is an increasing focus on housing needs and alternatives to state provisioning. Although the political changes are rapid and often confusing, the priority of changing the housing system has not been reduced; it is recognised that housing is one of the keys to the successful transformation and modernisation of the economies. Perhaps ironically, the Soviet Union has turned to the individual as a means of improving the effectiveness of the housing system and has called for increased participation of individuals in production. This requires changes in property relations, financing, material supply and construction methods, many of which have already been enacted. Given that individual self-help and collective housing already had some degree of importance even prior to the recent changes (and particularly in rural areas), and that other changes which will also bring forth changes in urban housing, then self-help is becoming a much more acceptable and welcome form of housing provision. This report was commissioned by the Project Implementation Division of CMHC and is intended to provide a quick preliminary overview of the opportunities for self-help in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. By necessity a review of this sort is unable to provide an even coverage of all countries and Republics and has had to rely on interviews and secondary sources. However there was general agreement among all the sources on the main points discussed in this report, and a consensus that it is an appropriate juncture to consider the possibilities of an expansion of self-help provisioning in the Soviet Union and East and Central Europe"--Intro., p. 1.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Project Implementation Division.
Title Assessment of the possibilities for enhancing self-help housing provision in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Series Title Research report
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Language [English]
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Note Cover title. "Prepared for: Project Implementation Division, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation."
Date [1993?]
Number of Pages 32 p.
Catalogue Number
  • NH18-1/396-1993E-PDF
Subject Terms Housing