PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING: A RESILIENCE PERSPECTIVE
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The COVID-19 incident has forced us to think carefully about the vulnerabilities in the city’s public administration and to prepare for future risks. In China, urban and rural communities are the basic units of social governance. Affordable housing is a category of social housing provided by the Chinese government for the benefit of low-income urban families, and its property management services often suffer from insufficient funding sources, thus aggravating the problem of supplying its property services. Therefore, faced with risks, the vulnerability of this type of community is more pronounced than that of normal communities, so its property management resilience should be given high priority. Property management is a part of community governance. From a resilience standpoint, in normal time, it should not only deal with securing the supply of property services, formulating emergency measures, strengthening the stock of emergency supplies, and improving the maintenance of emergency facilities; in crisis, but it should also deal with the deployment of emergency supplies, emergency operation of public utilities, and enhancing the maintenance of emergency facilities. This paper aims to clarify the rights, responsibilities, and public nature of affordable housing, analyze the functions that each entity should play in property management services, and then explore solutions to the misalignment of rights and responsibilities in its property services, thus increasing property resilience in community governance and improving community resilience.
affordable housing, property management, resilience, public goods