Overcoming the Intervention Mentality
In order to overcome the traditional intervention mentality going forward, one must clearly emphasize the opportunities for homeownership in the housing stock. Here, benefits for family, assets, and the elderly should be addressed when privatizing housing. For the general privatization environment, it is important to counteract the strong variations in housing construction and the cyclical upswings in new contract rents. In any case, new housing shortages would adversely affect the privatization climate.