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27 May 19 |

Improving access to renewable energy for social tenants with EIB ELENA

Τhe ASTER Project

Improving access to renewable energy for social tenants with EIB ELENA

What is ASTER? ASTER is a special purpose company which will manage and finance investment programmes which tackle energy poverty. Social tenants will be enabled to reduce energy use and to access the benefits renewable energy. It’s a cross sector initiative led by the social housing sector. One of the main motivators of ASTER is that financing is sustainable i.e. does not count on the public budget. It therefore avoids political discussions, particularly relevant in Belgium, about who should pay for the energy transition.

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23 May 19 |

“Building strategic alliances, fostering community participation”

Meet five of the finalists of the European Responsible Housing Awards 2019

“Building strategic alliances, fostering community participation”

Leading up to the 3rd European Responsible Housing Award ceremony taking place in Lyon on June 6th as part of the International Social Housing Festival, we will be showcasing all 25 finalists with their shortlisted projects. “Building strategic alliances, fostering community participation" this means that “no one is an island” and certainly, no (responsible) housing association works in isolation. Good communication and transparency on how and why decisions are taken, between housing associations, local authorities, tenants/residents and other stakeholders, can ensure fairer and more effective collaborations. Check out our finalists below...

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21 May 19 |

"Access to affordable housing is an enabling factor for social cohesion"

The CEB take on housing affordability

"Access to affordable housing is an enabling factor for social cohesion"

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 present 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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