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12 Sep 22 |

“Home, for Everyone” Strategy of Budapest

Adopted in June 2022, the 2022-2031 strategy aims at reframing the issue of homelessness into a call to prevent the problem with more affordable housing

“Home, for Everyone” Strategy of Budapest

The title of the strategy is a reference to the City’s Integrated Urban Development Strategy, entitled “At Home in Budapest”, which also stressed the need for extending the affordable housing sector. The Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Budapest on Housing and Social Policy, Bálint Misetics, and Housing Europe's Senior Policy Officer, Edit Lakatos explain what does the strategy stand for.

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17 May 22 |

A popular Flemish rapper and former social housing tenant: "The Rabot will always be the neighbourhood where I feel most at home"

Read the story of Fatih de Vos, a sociologist, rapper, and a youth councellor

A popular Flemish rapper and former social housing tenant: "The Rabot will always be the neighbourhood where I feel most at home"

Besides being a successful rapper, Fatih De Vos is also a sociologist and youth worker. He grew up in one of Ghent’s social housing in Belgium, the Rabot towers. "The Rabot towers were an important source of inspiration for my hip-hop music. It will always be the neighborhood where I feel most at home. From a purely ecological point of view and due to a lack of space, we have no choice but to build more high-rise buildings. And then the compact of high-rise buildings is a solution," Fatih says. Read the feature of our communication colleague and member from VVH, Els Matthysen.

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17 May 22 |

Savonnerie Heymans: A former soap factory turned into a sustainable housing project

How does the project tick the SHAPE-EU boxes?

Savonnerie Heymans: A former soap factory turned into a sustainable housing project

Embarking on an inspirational journey, the social services department of central Brussels (CPAS) has turned a former abandoned and decontaminated soap factory into a ‘village’ of 42 sustainable social housing studios and small houses.

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