The basic principle for the Danish Social Housing model is that housing is appointed by waiting lists to which everyone can register.
In spite of the inclusive approach of the Danish Social Housing model it is a statistical fact that in general – compared to the national level – the residents in the Social Housing Sector in Denmark are characterized by lower income and higher unemployment rate as well as a higher number of single persons or single parents.
This is partly because vulnerable groups have a general priority, but also because legal restrictions on construction prize and size of the dwellings affect demand.
However, the inclusive nature of our model ensures a natural social mix that helps us limit segregation. It also allows housing organizations and municipalities to act more flexible in order to create social mix when appointing homes. The ability and possibility to create social mix within the Danish Social Housing Sector is thus an important tool to lift the social responsibility that the sector underlies.
The social side
Fact and figures