Rental Housing: An essential option for the urban poor in developing countries

This report does not make an attempt to claim that renting is anything but a partial answer to the housing problems that so many people in so many human settlements both in developed and developing countries are facing. Governments should accept that millions of households live in rental housing and that at some point in their lives most people need rental accommodation. Governments should thus modify the regulatory framework, develop credit programmes and other forms of assistance to support housing production, with a view to creating more rental housing and to improve the existing stock. This report is published as a part of the Global Campaign for Secure Tenure, one of the main advocacy instruments of UN-HABITAT towards the implementation of the Habitat Agenda.