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23 Mar 20 |

Measuring housing as a provider of well-being

What can the latest OECD figures tell us?

Measuring housing as a provider of well-being

The OECD has just launched its ‘How's Life? - Measuring Well-being’ report for 2020. This is part of an OECD initiative to measure the development and overall quality of life of the inhabitants of its 36 member states, 21 of which are members of the EU.

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19 Mar 20 |

What do we mean when we talk about affordability?

The Scottish Experience

What do we mean when we talk about affordability?

Scottish social housing providers have a long history of taking a proactive stance on the assessment of affordability for their tenants. Through a bottom-up approach to rent setting and embracing digital platforms, they offer a very interesting example of how we can keep social housing affordable.

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27 Feb 20 |

What do we mean when we talk about affordability?

Announcing #Housing2030 Affordability Study

What do we mean when we talk about affordability?

The issue of housing ‘affordability’ is a key part of the public discourse in most European countries today. For example, in the recent election in Ireland, 26 per cent of voters stated that housing and homelessness was their top priority when they decided how to vote, second only to healthcare. Furthermore, the Eurobarometer surveys show that concerns about housing remain elevated in many countries.

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