The Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing is a government agency under The Ministry of Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens in Denmark.
The Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing aims to promote new development and initiatives in social services while also supporting and counseling local authorities in implementing the political social initiatives to citizens such as disadvantaged children, young people and their families, people with disabilities and socially marginalized groups.
The Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing also offers specialist consultancy and specialist assessments in complicated and specialized individual cases in the field. In such cases, the agency also offers specialist consultancy to citizens. The agency also represents the core of the nationwide social efforts combating human trafficking under the National Action Plan. Furthermore, the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing manages the national audit function in terms of providing supervision in the social area to the five local authorities.
Housing and Construction
In the housing area, the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing supervises the development, streamlining and regulation of the public housing sector. The agency aims to ensure mixed urban and residential areas with good housing throughout the country, affordable for young people, the elderly and families.
In the construction area, the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing works to support the construction sector in becoming efficient, safe and sustainable. Based on the Building Act in particular and the Building Regulations, the agency works to ensure that builders and companies in the construction industry build and renovate buildings that are healthy, safe, climate-friendly and affordable.
The Finance Act lays down the main tasks of the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing.