How do Nordic countries make housing affordable?

featuring Andrew Scott and Ebony Bennett

Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from over- reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required. Nordic nations’ widespread provision of public housing and housing co-operatives, priority for homes to live in rather than invest in, and effective reduction of homelessness, show how this can happen.

This was recorded on 3rd May 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guest: Andrew Scott, Convenor, Nordic Policy Centre at the Australia Institute // @ascottnlights
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Holly Forrest
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions