- Relatively low number of areas with concentrations of poverty.
- High quality, inclusive public sector housing with strong international reputation.
- Public sector housing in physically good repair.
- Public sector housing policy promotes social equality.
- HITAS system provides affordable housing for middle income earners.
- Lack of joined up regional housing policy resulting in a shortage of available land for new public housing.
- Shortage of sites for new housing puts upward pressure on house prices.
- Disincentives for municipalities to provide sites for new housing.
- Urban sprawl.
- Decline in perception of public housing in relatively early stages.
Opportunityto be at the forefront of innovations in housing design that responds to changing social and environmental priorities.
- Low population density provides opportunity for growth on intensified existing urban sites.
- Potential trade off between local income tax and property tax to stabilize house prices.
- Emerging ghettos in the east of the city.
- Private sector housing prone to price instability. Boom and bust.
- Increased social issues in public sector housing (vandalism and crime) may result in those who can moving out leaving this as a housing of last resort.