József Hegedüs one of the managing directors of MRI held a keynote speech at the UNECE ‘Housing governance to support housing affordability – Focusing on housing affordability challenges in the South-Eastern Europe’ Regional workshop which was organized on the 23-24th of February 2021. In his presentation ‘Limits and Options for Affordable Housing Policies’, József touched upon the two main paradigms (Enable Housing Market and Housing for All) laying behind the given policy solutions to the housing affordability problem. József drew attention to the diversity of housing crisis (based on the size of inequalities, nature of the local housing market and the institution) moreover, spatial differences can be detected between stagnating and developing places even within countries. József emphasized at the end of his presentation that in prior to integrating lessons learnt from good practices into local housing policies and programs that are addressing housing affordability problems, good practices must be critically evaluated.
The recording of the Regional workshop is available on Youtube. Please find the video embedded here. József’s presentation starts at 18:35.
Find the Power Point presentation in English here.