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25 Nov 21 |

Social housing providers in Belgium at the first line of defence during floods

The aftermath of SWL after the deadly flooding and how social mobilisation in times of crisis can play a major role

Social housing providers in Belgium at the first line of defence during floods

The heavy rainfalls that hit Belgium mid-July shocked everyone. People who had a stable housing situation suddenly found themselves with nowhere to go. In a heroic and well-coordinated effort, local authorities along with social housing companies took urgent action to help households from more than 200 affected communes in Walonia. Keep reading this piece written by Daniel Pollain, the spokesperson for the Walloon Housing Company (SWL) to find out how they have been weathering the storm.

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24 Nov 21 |

The private rental sector and housing (un)affordability in European cities

It is time for better data and improved monitoring

The private rental sector and housing (un)affordability in European cities

The study of affordability can be a tricky issue, but one thing that is generally accepted is that it is more of a problem in urban areas. In this latest article, our Research Coordinator, Dara Turnbull, suggests that based on the private rental market, very few major cities in Europe can claim to be ‘affordable’, and makes a plea for better data, and improvements in the monitoring of housing as part of the European Semester.

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15 Oct 21 |

10 minutes with... Riccardo Novacco, the President of the Italian FEDERCASA

A sneak peek into the work of the Federation, the major challenges in front of the sector at national level, and a bit about who is Riccardo Novacco

10 minutes with... Riccardo Novacco, the President of the Italian FEDERCASA

In this '10 minutes with...' series we meet you digitally with Riccardo Novacco who is now leading the work of FEDERCASA and represents Italian public housing companies and housing bodies at provincial, communal and regional level. A big responsibility, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19. Have a read.

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