Can Rental Housing Address Housing Poverty?

Swastik Harish | 2016


What is the nature for low-income urban public rental housing in India? Public rental housing is generally more accessible and affordable than home ownership, benefiting myriad social groups and protecting households against vulnerability and making it easier for new immigrants to live and work in a new city. This case explores the public rental housing policies in India through its regulatory regimes and institutional frameworks, with an emphasis on the Mumbai Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority’s plan to approve close to 50 public rental housing schemes in Mumbai. Comparative analysis of schemes in other cities provide a wider perspective of the rental housing public-private partnership models that exist in India today.