High-quality housing policy: The functional local community in Vilnius and Kaunas

Saulius Nefas, Alvita Narkeviciute

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This paper explores the relation between housing policy and a functional local community. Firstly it presents the housing policy concept itself (a functional local community is one of its components). Then the problem is posed: whether it’s possible to carry out a high-quality housing policy without the functional local community. According to the discussed theoretical model, high-quality housing policy contains these criteria: performance objectives, forms of participation, and public and private partnership. The study of 28 in-depth interviews with Vilnius and Kaunas community leaders was carried out in order to find out if a functioning of local community organizations contribute to the quality of housing policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-67
JournalEkonomika ir vadyba: aktualijos ir perspektyvos
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Housing policy
  • Performance objectives
  • Participation
  • Partnership
  • Functional local community

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