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16 Jun 20 |

Housing Exchanges: Members Webinar Series | EU Green Recovery

The EU green recovery and the contribution of the public, cooperative and social housing sector.

Housing Exchanges: Members Webinar Series | EU Green Recovery

The public, cooperative and social housing sector forms the 11% of the total housing stock and is a key player in the green and fair transition. In the renovation roadmaps coming from the European Commission, public, cooperative and social housing has been identified as one of the key tools for recovery, particularly because it’s a labour-intensive sector. The aim of this webinar was to hear about the expectations of the European Commission from the sector and what can be used from the EU as added value from Housing Europe members. But also, to identify any potential economic gaps and whether the existing financial tools are going to help in covering those gaps: renovation of social housing through the Structural Funds, InvestEU, Recovery and Resilience Facility and the Just Transition Fund.

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27 May 19 |

Improving access to renewable energy for social tenants with EIB ELENA

The 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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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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