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Our 2022 is a story of fulfillment because we managed to reunite the housing community together in real life in Helsinki and Brussels, and met housing ministers in Nice thanks to the initiative of the EU French Presidency to re-start the conversation between leaders after long 13 years. In early spring, Housing Europe was also recognised as an organisation and sector that can show the way forward to the European Affordable Housing Initiative through a consortium that is demonstrating how 'lighthouse' district renovation can be for all.
At the same time, the ending year was marked by tremendous difficulty for the people of Ukraine where millions of homes are being destroyed by the war, a tough reality that is having a severe impact on energy security and the cost of living for all Europeans, especially for the households public, cooperative, and social housing providers cater for. Unseen increases in material prices are slowing down or even bringing renovation or building projects to a halt at a moment when CO2 emission reduction and the provision of more affordable housing are incredibly important for the environment and for society's good.
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