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Our Homes, Our Deal

A Housing Europe initiative to benchmark the work done within the public, cooperative and social housing sector on building and renovating homes in an energy and resource-efficient way. Our communities are essential for a just energy transition and a social EU Green Deal

For a successful energy transition social acceptance and inclusion of citizens are essential.

Public, cooperative and social housing providers deliver homes.

A home implies:

  • Sense of community and neighbourhood.

  • Place ownership and pride.

  • Security, wellbeing and satisfaction.​

It is the neighbourhoods where people derive their identity from. This is where our housing providers interact with their residents, social services, the local economy and local authorities.

Public, Cooperative and Social Housing are leading the Just Energy Transition

Social housing promotes the decarbonisation of the energy system and the built environment by investing in renewable energy - through self-consumption mechanisms and the setting up of energy cooperatives.

Social housing already drives renovation efforts. Between 2001 and 2017 housing providers have replaced three-quarters of oil-based heating systems with district heating or other more sustainable energy sources.

Social housing takes a neighbourhood approach to problem-solving, in particular by focusing on district-level Co2 emissions and the promotion of net-zero emission neighbourhoods.

The much-awaited Renovation Wave Strategy of the European Commission has proved that the global health pandemic can be an opportunity to build back a green, fair society where everybody can fulfill their full potential.

The Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) that will pilot 100 lighthouse renovation districts focuses on creating quality, liveable, affordable homes for people and will mobilise cross-sectoral project partnerships.

Let's shape it together!

What features should the projects supported by the AHI have?

What process would you like to see?

How should AHI be funded? 

How should the initiative be governed? 

Let's imagine together how the AHI should look like on the ground.

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