Challenges facing future housing policy
Since World War II the housing policy in Finland has been effective enough to reach the minimum norm for family dwellings set by IUFO presuming that occupants have the use of one room per person. From now on Finland ought to concentrate the building resources on bigger and better quality housing. The remaining housing base including mainly small apartments could then be used for young people who can be defined “homeless” by the new standards of housing. There is a slight evidence that the birth rate could be raised by the housing policy because of an attitudinal readiness in Finland for raising the number of children and level of housing.