Insufficient rural housing

Other Names:
Inadequate residential housing in rural communities

Although the trend of outward migration from the rural to the urban has reversed in some countries, bringing with it a demand for additional housing in rural communities, in many such communities deteriorating houses are not being renovated. Owners may cite the high cost of adequate rebuilding or the risk of careless tenants. Farmers may sell to neighbours when they retire and their former homes be converted to storage or left to deteriorate; they are then costly to renovate and tax advantages often encourage nothing being done. New housing may be unsuccessful: older people, in particular, may be reluctant to risk the new life style that goes with more efficient, low-cost homes, fearing loss of familiar places and isolation from community life.


Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
03.11.2017 – 16:43 CET