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The Implications and Policy Suggestions of Nonprofit Housing Organization in Advanved Countries

CHun, Hyeonsook 1

1국토연구원

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ABSTRACT

Activities of NPOs (nonprofit housing organizations) have long history in western society and are getting activate after 80s. Nonprofit housing organizations are defined as organizations operate on private base, don't distribute profit, which is earned by their activities, and work for public interest. Among the NPOs, NHOs (nonprofit housing organizations) are especially concentrated on provision, distribution, and management of housing. NHOs have some merits. For example they can complement government's activities, and they can show nonprofit characteristics, spontaneousness and can respond housing needs of low-income class. Recently, the characteristics of housing problem have changed to affordability from increasing of housing provision. In addition, solution is also diversified as housing needs are getting diversified. Therefore, NHOs can be rise as an alternative subjects in housing policy. The purpose of this article is to examine the history of NHOs in advanced countries and its implication. Through this examination, we can pursue the direction of the development of NHOs in Korea.

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