Housing relations, policies and conditions

Authors

  • Elena Yu. KARAVAEVA Novosibirsk National Research Institute
  • Tatiana Yu. CHERKASHINA Novosibirsk National Research Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2015.6.07

Keywords:

housing relations, housing groups, housing rent, tenants, housing conditions, population living conditions

Abstract

Since the beginning of 1990s all the housing strategies, programs and Russian government projects were focused on the creation of the housing market and proprietary class. The tenants being the most numerous group in the USSR are now a minority. This type of households does not have a social homogeneity and equal living conditions. Half of them are public housing tenants; the remainder is equally represented by the private housing tenants who take on lease on commercial or gratuitous basis. The commercial tenants are young people who are mobile and have high income. Renting a house is a temporary solution to the housing problem in a situation when the family status is changed (separation from parents; divorce). The housing groups are different in terms of the characteristics of the occupied housing: small surface for the commercial rental and poor condition for the municipal housing. The data show that the privatization reserve is exhausted; from now on to become the owner of the housing one need to purchase it.

Published

2015-12-31

Issue

Section

SOCIOLOGY OF ECONOMIC LIFE