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Policy report

Socialization: a democratic, lawful solution to Berlin’s housing crisis

Affordable housing Community housing Housing supply Housing markets Germany

Berliners have found a democratic, affordable, and lawful way to solve the housing crisis. After a year-long delay, the Berlin Senate has confirmed that the referendum on socializing housing stock proposed by a civic initiative called Deutsche Wohnen & Co. Enteignen is legally permissible. In this paper, the author explains the concept of 'socialization' in relation to housing reforms.

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Policy Paper 1/2021