Title An International Comparative Study to Shift From Minimum to Decent Housing Standards
Authors 유다은(Yoo, Da-Un) ; 이지원(Lee, Jee-Won) ; 장은지(Jang, Eun-Ji)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.3.47
Page pp.47-58
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Housing; Minimum Housing Standard; Decent Housing Standard; Housing Environment; Housing Right
Abstract This study aims to seek ways to improve the currently applied minimum housing standard in Korea and prepare to shift to a decent housing standard. A comparative study on the standards and guides of 12 countries with similar living environments were analyzed. The results revealed that for overcrowding, it is necessary to prepare clear guidelines for individual room sizes and recommended number of rooms. For required facilities standards, it is imperative to factor the detailed arrangement of facilities, determine which furniture constitutes as important and assess if privacy is being protected. In terms of housing environment, clear standards or integrated ones are necessary to address lighting, temperature, and pest control scenarios. In terms of housing safety, further developing guidelines that cover natural disasters, fire risk and electricity safety and securing safe evacuation routes is needed. In conclusion, this study has great significance in that it suggests a way to further refine and improve the minimum housing standards.