Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj
Social housing in Denmark is rented property owned by a housing association or housing company. This type of housing can only be built and rented out with support from public authorities. Social housing is to make sure that people on low incomes can also live in the city. Today, social housing makes up 20% of the housing stock in Copenhagen. The municipality is entitled to demand that 25% of all new housing is social housing. However, the City of Copenhagen is seeking even more ambitious objectives and agreements. For example, in the new Nordhavn area, 40% of dwellings in the non-planned areas have to be social housing.