MDI is responsible for a research project focusing on how the housing policy should be developed, particularly in the metropolitan area, and how the current support tools for housing have succeeded. Housing policy is considered as the key concern in the metropolitan area, where the significant housing bottlenecks are caused by high housing costs and lack of availability of affordable rental housing. Housing subsidies also are often the subject of criticism. The aim of this study is to provide information to help the decision-making on how it would be possible to increase the positive effects of cost-effective housing policy. The client is the Parliament’s Auditing Committee. MDI research partners are Seppo Laakso and Henrik Lönnqvist. Results will be completed in the summer of 2017.
Press release by the Parliament (in Finnish): https://www.eduskunta.fi/FI/tiedotteet/Sivut/TrV_asuntopolitiikka_20161004.aspx