(14 February 2017) – A new Affordable Housing Database (AHD) has been developed by OECD to help countries monitor access to good-quality affordable housing and strengthen the knowledge base for policy evaluation. It brings together cross-national information from OECD countries and EU member states.
Access to good-quality affordable housing is a fundamental need and key to achieving a number of social policy objectives, including reducing poverty and enhancing equality of opportunity, social inclusion and mobility.
Housing needs are frequently unmet, and today a significant number of people across the OECD are homeless and too many households live in low-quality dwellings or face housing costs they can ill afford.
The database currently includes indicators grouped along three main dimensions: housing market context, housing conditions, and public policies towards affordable housing.