Sofia Gkouvousi: Public housing estates in Greece. Services and housing projects


The need for production of public housing estates in Greece is the result of particular Greek housing conditions and appears mainly after the Second World War (1940-1945). Although the housing activity before 1940 was not significant, except for the decade 1920-1930, the article will analyze the issues that existed immediately after the liberation of the Greek state from the Turkish domination and will attempt to separate them into periods. Each period will be presented and analyzed separately by referring to the main points that characterize it and will be tried, if not answered, at least commented some of the following issues: the size of the housing problem, the factors associated with it (reasons for shortage of housing) and the housing policy (modes of housing production - housing agencies and programs) in order to face it. It should be noted, however, that the public housing estates in Greece until the 1970 was almost exclusively confined to settlements of social agencies (Workers’ Housing Organisation, various ministries, etc.) as a result of important historical events and under the pressure of pressing needs (rehabilitation of refugees, victims of wars, internal migrants, etc.) and a few private industrial complexes built occasionally covering a small percentage of housing needs
MENON: Journal Of Educational Research, (ISSN: 1792-8494)
Full article: ISSUE 2a, 2013 (p. 115-121)