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12 Oct 22 |

Tackling youth housing exclusion: houses in return for community involvement

Tackling youth housing exclusion: houses in return for community involvement

As a recent report by Fondation Abbé Pierre and FEANTSA showed, young people in Europe are increasingly at risk of housing exclusion. The lack of adequate and affordable housing undermines their chances of attending university far from home and grabbing job opportunities where they arise, particularly in large urban areas. For many young people, social housing is often out of reach because of long wait lists and allocation criteria that prioritise the most vulnerable households, given the lack of sufficiency of social and affordable homes. Igor Costarelli who is a research fellow at the University of Milan Bicocca and coordinator of the ENHR working group Housing and Young People, provides examples of how the social and affordable housing sector is addressing the issue.

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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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