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En bostadsmarknad för alla?: En studie om bostadsförsörjning för nyanlända i fyra kommuner i norra Sverige
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There is a big housing shortage in many municipalities in Sweden. It has become more visible in relation to an increased reception of migrants. A residential is a social right in Sweden and therefore it is important to solve this situation. But how are the municipalities going to do it?

The aim of this thesis is to examine how the public municipality sector of Umeå, Skellefteå, Piteå and Luleå are planning for new arrivals to enter the housing markets. The study is about to identify how the public sector of the municipalities strategic and concrete are working and if there is any differences between the municipalities.

The Swedish housing policy is affected from different laws and path dependence. The 1th of mars 2016 a new law was implemented. It is named “bosättningslagen” and determines how many new arrivals each municipality in Sweden is about receive each year. Because of the complex housing stock, few municipalities were able to receive new arrivals earlier. But now the municipalities have to solve the shortage of housing to be able to settle the assigned number.

To be able to answer the aim, semi structured interviews with workers at each municipality are made with the purpose to get a deeper understanding about the topic and how they work with the question. The result shows that there is an increased need for collaboration within the public sector and also with actors from outside to come up with short- and long term solutions for the current housing shortage in context to the receiving of new arrivals. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 48 p.
Keyword [sv]
Nyanlända, svensk bostadspolitik, kommunal planering, bostadsbrist
National Category
Social Sciences Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122215OAI: diva2:937665
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Länsstyrelsen Västerbotten och Norrbotten
Subject / course
Examensarbete i Geografi, för kandidatexamen
Educational program
Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-07-06Bibliographically approved

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