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A Study on Reduction of the Stigma Against Residents in Public Rental Housing Focusing on Social-Mix of Residents

Kyohee Kim 1 Park, Joon 2

1네덜란드 암스테르담 자유대학
2서울시립대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to draw practical policy implications in terms of the management of public rental housing to cope with internal and external stigma against tenants of public rental housing. This is based on the analysis was on physical features and the demographic/economic/social characteristics of the tenants in public rental housing in Seoul. The analysis reveal that there are structural factors that cause concentrations of specific groups of tenants with the same features in terms of income and age in certain types of public rental housing such as ‘permanent public rental housing’, and these factors give rise to social prejudices. Also, semi-structured interviews with residents and the managers of public rental housing were conducted to examine discrimination and marginalization. The study foundfindings include that 1) stigma matters not only in relation with private housing residents but also amongst residents in public rental housing, 2) more active engagement on the anti-social behaviors of a few residents is crucial, and 3) it is important to establish detailed and practical goals for social mixing policy when managing public rental housing. The study concludes with practical suggestions to alleviate this stigma by reallocating residents with a consideration of the size of housing units and household, and their locations.

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