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Housing - basket

Adequate housing can be found either in the private rented market or in the social housing market. The sixteen households for which we have developed a standard budget all met the eligibility criteria for a social rented dwelling. However, as only 6% of the Flemish rented market consists in social housing (VMSW, 2007), we are compelled to take into account the price of privately let accommodation.

Besides the cost of renting a home, households must also pay for sufficient heating and lighting. They also require clean, hot water for daily hygiene.

Apart from rent and consumer costs, adequate housing requires maintenance and repairs to the home. By maintenance, we mean daily/weekly cleaning as well as the upkeep of walls, doors and windows.




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