The success of the “Vienna Model” of social housing is based on the following tools and their interactions.
Vienna’s social housing construction sector has evolved gradually over close to one century. Today, Vienna is faced with the challenge of safeguarding its social housing stock in an era of difficult global framework conditions and rapid urban growth while also investing in new construction projects. This continuity demands innovative approaches. The Vienna City Administration regards social housing construction as a high-priority public task. The following section describes the tools that are drawn upon to provide social and affordable housing in Vienna and have established the great international attention and recognition enjoyed by the “Vienna Model” of social housing.