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9 Apr 19 |

"The housing affordability gap is equivalent to 1% of global GDP"

The McKinsey Global Institute take on housing affordability

"The housing affordability gap is equivalent to 1% of global GDP"

Housing affordability is currently one of the most complex policy challenges our societies in Europe are faced with. As part of our work to identify solutions to this challenge, and in light of the launch of the 'State of Housing in Europe' 2019 report next autumn, we inaugurate a series of interviews with institutions and international stakeholders that have been looking at affordable housing, publishing influential reports and generating valuable data.

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29 Jan 19 |

10 minutes with Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation

Meet the faces behind housing providers across Europe

10 minutes with Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation

Our column that introduces you to one of the people leading the work of our member organisations is back. In this edition, we cross the 'Chunnel' to meet Kate Henderson, the new Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation. Kate took over from David Orr in autumn 2018 the lead in the organisation that is the voice of housing associations in England. She provides with insights concerning the housing sector at the moment in England and how it feels "preparing for uncertainty". Plus, as usual, she unveils her way of balancing life with work.

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22 Nov 18 |

"We view housing as a crucial precondition for social inclusion"

The European Commission awarded the City of Ostrava with a Regiostar Award for their work on social housing and we have a closer look at their experience

"We view housing as a crucial precondition for social inclusion"

Ostrava, the Czech Republic’s third largest city, has piloted social housing to improve social inclusion in the Moravian-Silesian region. The project 'A place to call home' has renovated 105 apartments for families who would otherwise live in sub-standard housing, with five set aside as emergency homes. It has also developed processes to access housing, a framework to cooperate with city districts, and social support for tenants.

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