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A Model to Assess the Feasibility of Public–Private Partnership for Social Housing

Department of Architecture and Design, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Flaminia 359, 00196 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editors: Vincenzo Del Giudice, Pierfrancesco De Paola and David Arditi
Buildings 2017, 7(2), 44;
Received: 9 March 2017 / Revised: 11 May 2017 / Accepted: 27 May 2017 / Published: 1 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Real Estate Economics, Management and Investments)
The effects of the world economic and financial crisis, which began in 2007 and is still in progress, has made increasingly sharp the line of demarcation between those able to access home ownership on the free market, and those unable to do so. For the European Union’s member states, Social Housing (SH) policies include all the initiatives aimed at providing housing support for all the weak segments of the population; these policies have declined differently by different Member States according to their specific needs. In Italy, the growing need for SH accommodation together with the shortage of public resources makes developing forms of Public–Private Partnership (PPP) necessary. Evaluation techniques like Break-Even Analysis and Contribution Margin Analysis are useful in planning interventions including SH initiatives in the context of real estate development or retraining initiatives in PPP (in negotiation processes or in project financing). These kinds of techniques especially allow evaluation of public and private convenience in PPP. In the present work, an assessment procedure has been structured: first the main parameters of a settlement of SH initiative in PPP are defined; subsequently, it is possible to assess the feasibility and the financial balance of the initiative itself. The procedure has been applied to a case study: the interrupted initiative of self-renovation in Via Grotta Perfetta 315 in Rome (Italy). View Full-Text
Keywords: social housing; Public–Private partnership; appraisal; cost–volume–profit analysis; self-renovation social housing; Public–Private partnership; appraisal; cost–volume–profit analysis; self-renovation
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Guarini, M.R.; Battisti, F. A Model to Assess the Feasibility of Public–Private Partnership for Social Housing. Buildings 2017, 7, 44.

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