The contribution of the housing production of the Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) in meeting housing need in Turkey by provinces

Erözgün Satılmış, Ezgi
Sheltering has been one of the basic rights of human beings during the history of civilization. As it is stated in the Article 25 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, dated 1948, housing right is one of the basic human rights. Therefore, housing is always taken as one of the core issues for the life of individuals and states undertake this matter on behalf of its citizens. However, a full supply of proper housing to meet the housing need of particularly low income groups is still an unresolved issue in many countries. Therefore, states take different actions for the solution of the issue. In Turkey, TOKİ has become the single authority in meeting the housing need of lower income households. Within this context, this thesis focuses on the adequate supply of housing in meeting housing need in provinces and searched for the housing provision of TOKİ as a governmental agency and a significant housing provider. In order to show this, a case study was conducted on provinces in Turkey by comparing the total number of dwelling units and dwelling units provided by TOKİ with newly formed households; in addition by calculating the number of dwelling units per 1000 households per year. The case study covered the populations and annual housing starts in the municipalities of 81 provinces. The hypothesis of the thesis that expects to find mismatch between housebuilding by TOKİ, which produces housing on publicly owned land, and housing need is not fully confirmed in this study. It appears that TOKİ has intensified producing housing in many eastern and south-eastern provinces where the number of authorized housing built has been less than the need.


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E. Erözgün Satılmış, “The contribution of the housing production of the Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) in meeting housing need in Turkey by provinces,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.