This Quick Guide reviews the characteristics of rental housing markets and how they functio. The issue of demand and supply of rental housing are discussed, folowed by policy options to regulate, promote and expand rental housing - especially for the urban poor living in Asia’s cities.
The other Quick Guides in this series are:
Quick Guide 1- Urbanization: The role the poor play in urban development
Quick Guide 2 - Low-Inocme Housing: Approaches to help the urban poor find adequate accommodation
Quick Guide 3 - Land: A crucial element in housing the urban poor
Quick Guide 4 - Eviction: Alternatives to the whole-scale destruction of urban poor communities
Quick Guide 5 - Housing Finance: Ways to help the poor pay for housing
Quick Guide 6 - Community-Based Organizations: The poor as agents of development
Quick Guide 7 - Rental housing: A much neglected housing option for the poor.