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23 Apr 20 |

How cooperative housing is adapting to COVID-19

An update from Cooperative Housing International

How cooperative housing is adapting to COVID-19

In their latest newsletter, Cooperative Housing International (CHI)- with which Housing Europe has signed a memorandum of cooperation- underlines that "throughout history, housing cooperatives have shown resiliency when facing big challenges, and COVID-19 is no exception". How are these organizations handling the covid-19 situation?

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17 Apr 20 |

Belgium | Flemish solidarity for social tenants

VVH's social housing companies organise solidarity campaigns to support tenants

Belgium | Flemish solidarity for social tenants

The Association of Flemish Housing Companies (VVH) launched an appeal to social housing companies (SHMs) in Flanders. VVH collected the actions taken to support social tenants and the responses were various. VVH shared these among their members in order to exchange and connect. "Social housing is about so much more than just a cheap rental price, but also about health, education, social fabric, etc.," says Björn Mallants, director of VVH. "In these circumstances, we prove that more than ever."

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17 Apr 20 |

Podcast | The key success of the EU Green Deal would be to help all members of society

An interview with MEP Ciarán Cuffe

Podcast | The key success of the EU Green Deal would be to help all members of society

We’re back with yet another episode of our series around the housing aspect of the Coronavirus Crisis, in which we are addressing a number of questions that are probably in your mind as well, with one special guest each time. Today, we’re making the link with the European Commission flagship initiative, the EU Green Deal and the so called ‘Renovation Wave’ that is envisaged to improve the condition of Europe’s building stock. Ciaran Cuffe is an Irish Member of the European Parliament with the Greens and is currently busy being the Rapporteur of the much-expect report “Maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock”. This is supposed to set out the view of the Parliament on most aspects of energy efficiency in buildings, while also making concrete suggestions for the content of the Renovation Wave.

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