International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Housing Problem in Turkey and Bolu City as a Local Example
Dr. Mustafa Aydın, Dr. Saadet Aydın

Abstract
Housing is the basic element of individual and community welfare beyond being a consumption or speculative investment instrument.The housing problem has economic, cultural, political and social dimensions. The housing problem, which differs according to time and place, also has different results in terms of the development levels of the countries.They should be used as effective tools for residential problems, which have a dynamic structure and economic and demographic bases, as well as housing policies, urbanization policies, and social policies.It is possible to list the causes of the housing problem in Turkey as immigration, population growth, illegal construction, unguided urbanization, inaccuracies and deficiencies in planning and unemployment and income distribution disorders.In particular, neo-liberal policies introduced in the post-1980 period have accelerated the deepening and enlargement of the housing problem.In the study the housing problem and housing policies were explained in a wide frame and the housing problem in Turkey was discussed together with the cityexample of Bolu.

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