Local governments are the main actors for planning, management and delivery of social housing to the population in need.
Municipalities need to manage not only the social housing supply but also to further integrate it into the provision of public services and urban development. However, local governments while providing these assets for the community are not exempt from corruptive behaviours.
In fact, officials, if not well supervised, may allocate housing to individuals that are not eligible or may accept bribes for speeding up the application process to aid a third party.
Deploying transparency and open data projects, as risk mitigation tools, can positively impact the mechanism of housing allocation and foster integrity.
For the full application of these distributive practices, municipalities are required to present much more skilful processes and mechanisms for allocation of social housing, such as e-register, clear rules and criteria on who is eligible for social housing, high-quality standards during construction and its proper usage, etc.