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8 May 20 |

Housing the youth | The cost of making a home for today’s youth

The challenge at hand and how social, public and affordable housing providers respond

Housing the youth | The cost of making a home for today’s youth

The youth encounter uncertainty not only in their transition into adulthood but also in finding and making a place a home. As their lives are often defined by frequent migration to secure jobs and education, young people face grave obstacles in finding adequate housing, it being temporary or more permanent. A growing number of young adults are consequently either exposed to precarious living arrangements or have to postpone leaving or return to their parents’ home. The current pandemic crisis situation sheds ever more light on the growing challenge of housing the youth and its debilitating effects. Being both more prone to live in overcrowded homes and priced out of the urban housing market, makes a plea for directed action a pressing matter now more than ever. In times when home becomes the entirety of each person’s world, we need to acknowledge it as a prime factor for socialization and autonomy – it shouldn't only be the luckiest of this generation who have the chance to create theirs.

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4 May 20 |

Germany | The effects of the Corona pandemic on the German Housing & Real Estate Companies

GdW survey on the Corona crisis: 3/4 housing companies expect higher rent losses in the future

Germany | The effects of the Corona pandemic on the German Housing & Real Estate Companies

GdW - Housing Germany, a member of Housing Europe, carried out a survey among more than 2,000 of their members that illustrates how housing companies in Germany are affected by the Corona pandemic. They face challenges especially when it comes to renting, maintenance and refurbishment of apartments as well as support for their tenants.

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29 Apr 20 |

England | Deputy Mayor brings together London housing sector to plan recovery

A taskforce to deal with Coronavirus Housing Crisis

England | Deputy Mayor brings together London housing sector to plan recovery

London Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Tom Copley set up a taskforce to deal with the effects of the Coronavirus Housing Crisis. The National Housing Federation (NHF), a member of Housing Europe, joins the work.

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