Despite the fall in price on the housing market, many households may have housing affordability problems. In order to measure the housing affordability on the territorial scale, this study proposes a methodology based on: the threshold income; the analysis of the territorial distribution of households’ incomes; the analysis of the territorial distribution of the local real estate market prices. This approach is applied to a case study, which consists of a territorial system comprising seven towns located in the south-eastern Sicily (Italy). The results allow us to appraise the gaps between housing prices and income level for household group, as well as for town and urban zone. These data is a valuable tool for the public administrations to better orientate the housing policy, to select the best model of social housing and to design the equitable parameters of social housing projects for each town.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|