New study: The economic benefits of affordable housing
A new study by Michael Klien and Gerhard Streicher, from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), quantifies the impacts of limited-profit housing on purchasing power, GDP, and the public purse. The study illustrates that limited-profit housing associations not only provide affordable and secure homes but are a financial net-benefit to individual households, the economy, and the public purse, Gerald Kossl from Housing Europe's Austrian member, GBV writes for our blog.
Housing Europe starts working on a massive EU project that lowers barriers to test innovative solutions in construction
The 5-year Horizon 2020 project, METABUILDING Labs (MBLabs) is oriented towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that aims at reinforcing the construction sector value chain with new tools, innovative materials, upgraded technical framework, living labs, and upskilling. We tell you a bit more about its goals and the place of public, cooperative, social housing providers in it.
Italy’s Housing Cooperatives and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan
Legacoop Abitanti takes a stance in Senate hearing
Legacoop Abitanti, audited by the national Senate, underlined the importance of attention paid to social housing and urban regeneration in a strategic recovery. "We have pointed out that non-repayable resources are needed for the most vulnerable groups and that the cooperation of inhabitants must be present in the co-planning and in the governance of the funds,” emphasises the President, Rossana Zaccaria.