Volume 1: What is a Community Land Trust?
Chapter 1: Is Norway the World’s Largest Community Land Trust?
Norway has one of the highest homeownership rates in the world. 95% of Norwegians will become homeowners as adults.
How did they do it? How did Norway–once a nation of renters–attain such a high homeownership rate?
It turns out that Norway’s housing system once had some striking similarities to a community land trust.
Cover image: Roofs of Bergen by Toniu / Flickr
Sources used in this episode:
- Sandlie & Gulbrandsen (2017). The Social Home Ownership Model – the Case of Norway. Critical Housing Analysis, 4:1 52-60
- Oust (2017). The removal of rent control and its impact on search and mismatching costs: evidence from Oslo.
- TradingEconomics.com: List of countries by homeownership rate
- Scanlon & Kochan eds (2011). Towards a sustainable private rented sector: The lessons from other countries. London School of Economics
- Landlord.com: Rent control laws by state
- Center for Budget and Policy Priorities: Policy Basics: Where Do Our Federal Tax Dollars Go?