on Lithuanian Housing Strategy Development
The Ministry of Environment of Lithuania organized a Brainstorming Session on Lithuanian Housing Strategy Development, which was the first activity to be financed under the Japanese PHRD Grant for the preparation of the Housing Project, signed in December 2001. The retreat was held in Druskininkai on February 6-7 and was broadly attended by a variety of key stakeholders from the government, the private sector and NGOs, as well as colleagues representing Nordic donors.
The Ministry of Environment initiated the retreat as the first key activity in developing a national housing strategy, which should provide a comprehensive and well thought out program of reform for the sector. Participants generally agreed on two broad goals for the housing sector, namely that housing reform should a) broaden housing choice by supporting development of efficient housing markets, which would be complemented by better targeting of subsidies; and b) arrest continued deterioration of the housing stock by improving the legal and regulatory framework, which creates incentives for owners to disinvest and to provide incentives for reinvestment in stock where this makes economic sense. Participants also identified basic studies and other information that would be needed to develop a housing strategy.
Please follow the links below to access documents presented at the event:
Brainstorming Session – Preamble (in English)
Introductory Notes by Vice Minister of Environment Mr Emilis Gustainis (in English):
Housing Situation in Lithuania and Strategic Provisions of the Housing Policy (in English, 990K):
Introductory Presentation by Mr W. Jan Brzeski (in English):
Brief for working group on government intervention in the housing sector (in English):
Brief for Working Group on Housing Maintenance in Multifamily Buildings (in English):
Brief for Housing Finance Working Group (in English):
|Last update January 2020|