Lack of Housing as a Threat to Social Security

Lack of Housing as a Threat to Social Security

Urszula Legierska, M.A.
Warsaw University of Technology, POLAND

Undoubtedly, one of the elements posing a threat to social security is the risk of losing the roof over one’s head, with unemployment in an extreme case, as well as being in possession of a flat that fails to meet the essential requirements. The paper will address the issue of eviction and the “Mieszkanie plus” (Flat plus) government housing programme, which is intended to support individuals who cannot afford to purchase their own flat. This paper aims to examine this initiative and indicate its potential influence on the process of acquiring flats by Polish citizens. It is also worthwhile to stress another significant aspect in the context of housing, namely the issue of structural safety of the particular rooms or buildings. Therefore, the threats to social security are associated not only with the mere possession of a flat but also with the manner in which it is used, which may result in a construction disaster.
Article history
Received: 27.02.2018 Accepted 08.04.2018

Key words
lack of flats, social threat to security, eviction, flat overcrowding, “Mieszkanie Plus” (Flat plus) social housing programme

10.24356/SD/25/9