Journal of Housing and the Built Environment vol:29 issue:3 pages:541-556
Belgium is a federal state with three regions: the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region, and the Brussels-Capital Region. In international housing literature, the picture of
Belgium is mainly defined by that of Flanders. This study provides new information on the housing conditions in the three regions, information that until now has been rare. Apart from that, this study adds to the knowledge on the relationship between housing policy and housing outcomes. Although the three regions largely share the same policy, there prove to be varying housing outcomes. Differences in general income levels and poverty levels between the regions are reflected to a significant extent in housing outcomes. However, the results also show how housing policy can indeed make a difference.