International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Role of Community Institutions “Rukun Tetangga” In Social Housing, Indonesia
Nany Yuliastuti, Joesron Alie Syahbana, Sugiono Soetomo

Social housing has built by the National Housing Authority since 1994, which is intended to be affordable housing for low-income families. Social housing has a heterogeneous resident’s background and social bond which is based on grassroots community life in Indonesia, called as “Rukun Tetangga” institution (RT). The aim of this study is to assess the role of the RT institutions and the concept of integration within residential context. This research uses descriptive qualitative method through interviews with the informants and field observations. This research concluded that the residents have the power to adapt and strong conformity in the residential neighborhood. RT institution can integrate the aspects of social activities with the use of space in a residential neighborhood. Community involvement and socio spatial integration will make a comfortable life. Empowered RT institutions can integrate aspects of social activities and the utilization of space in a residential neighborhood.

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