Today is October 13, 2018 World Housing Day. World Housing Day is a day announced by the United Nations and celebrated worldwide every year since 1985, to remind governments and local governments of the urgency of human settlements.
In fact, the issue is not only about housing, but on the day, all problems related to the settlements can be included. Unplanned developing cities, housing deficit, illegal structures are all related to this day.
However, as we all know, the problem of shelter is that many people in our world still haven’t been able to find a solution to the problem of housing. The aim is to draw attention to these issues.
In our country, we have not yet found a solution to these problems. Although 19 years have passed since the Great Marmara Earthquake, we are still unable to provide the necessary transformation in our housing stock. We continue to read the news that the Shopping Centre was built at points determined as the meeting area after the earthquake. We are also watching the houses built on the stream bed after each rain and regrettably. Due to the infrastructure problems, I do not even see the subject of this article. Because how much is written about the reasons and results is less.
If we look at this sector from the point of view of our sector, we aim to ensure that most of the people, as a sector, have their homes after a long period of work and compensate for their losses. Many people who make the insurance itself feel more comfortable and safe in the housing.
When we look at the insurance rates of our country’s homes, including Compulsory Earthquake Insurance,
An eye that sees the sector from the outside and only looks at the numbers can say that we are far from our goal. However, those who know the difficulties of the sector and interpret the figures in this way can say that this is a real success story. The figures cannot always show the truth, and the dynamics behind them must not be ignored.
I think, even if we can draw a relatively pink picture for our sector, we are not able to draw this pink picture as social consciousness.
I hope we don’t talk about the same issues on World Housing Day of 2019.[:]