Phased abolition of “Banjiha” as housing

The city of Seoul is pushing to prevent people from living in semi-basement housing. The move follows the deaths of four members of her family in a flooded semi-underground house in southwest Seoul when record rains hit the capital a week ago. The city government is finally moving in the right direction, saying it will no longer grant permits for semi-basement apartments and that such existing housing will convert to non-residential use over time. This policy can make life even more difficult for residents of such homes if they are not provided with alternative housing and are hastily evicted. Phased abolition of “Banjiha” as housing

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