Acquiring housing – understanding outcomes, improving choices and “leaving no one behind”
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the centrality of the home as a site of social reproduction. Housing is also a commodity, with diverse actors transacting in (and competing over) property.
Housing precarity and discrimination remain rife across the global South, with woefully inadequate basic services and undersupply of affordable housing. To address these challenges, government policies and citizen initiatives need to carefully consider issues of inclusion, participation, security and quality.