Measures supporting affordable housing development

This indicator presents an overview of measures to property developers to finance the construction of new affordable housing as reported by responding countries to the 2021, 2019 and 2016 OECD Questionnaire on Affordable and Social Housing (QuASH 2021, 2019, 2016). The scope of this indicator encompasses grants, subsidised loans or loan guarantees, tax relief, subsidised land or other types of support to property developers to finance the construction of affordable housing for low-income households. Dwellings can be intended for owner occupation, rent and/or other types of tenure. Note that measures in this indicator do not include: demand-side subsidies that are provided directly to households to help them access affordable housing (see indicators PH2.1, PH2.2, PH3.1, PH3.2 and PH3.3) or supply-side supports towards the provision of social rental housing (see indicators PH4.1, PH4.2 and PH4.3). Countries report a wide range of measures; the full list of measures and a summary of the main characteristics are provided in Table 5.1.1. Although it is difficult to identify a common thread among the reported measures, they generally aim to:  increase the housing supply at rent/prices below market rates  support low- to middle-income households, although not always exclusively. This indicator also provides information on support introduced to help developers of affordable housing, which was introduced by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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