From silos to systemic reform – The National Housing System strategy of Malta
Policies and regulations
Promotion and production
Ownership and tenure
Main objectives of the project
- Promotor: Housing Authority of Malta
City: Santa Venera
Malta has recently pursued a new vision for housing policy development. Taking a culturally sensitive approach has been central to this, reflecting on new realities brought about by economic progress, migration, and new household formation trends. This perspective stresses the value of social relationships in homes and neighbourhoods, as well as the importance of participatory governance to accommodate a multi-ethnic and heterogeneous population.
In August 2020, the Ministry for Social Accommodation launched its first National Housing System strategy. This followed the 2018 work of the Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Accommodation, which sought to diversify the housing market by using short, medium and long-term goals. These included private rented sector regulation, affordable housing development, and specialized housing programmes regenerating abandoned or dilapidated properties.