New study on the links between affordable housing and labour markets
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4M ago
A new study from Austria shows that high housing costs are not only a burden on household budgets but are increasingly becoming a problem to labour market mobility and economic productivity. Our member, Gerald Koessl who is a researcher at Researcher, the Austrian Federation of Limited-Profit Housing (GBV) is telling us more. [Read more ..read more
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Re-energising Europe with energy communities — The messages we are taking home after Housing Europe's project on collective energy is coming to an end
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9M ago
Peer-to-peer energy transaction, learning from experiences to develop readiness level framework, boost smart demand and optimisation of energy consumption and peak demand at community level, providing information to consumers through an advisory app, guiding municipalities and small groups - this has been the core work of one of Housing Europe's EU-funded projects NRG2Peers. Nearing the project's end, on October 25, we gathered with similar initiatives in Brussels to learn from one another. [Read more ..read more
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Housing-led solutions to homelessness in Central and Eastern Europe — Country policy briefings from Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia
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9M ago
To catalyse a change to a housing-led model in Central and Eastern Europe, our member, World Habitat had commissioned an independent feasibility study to explore the barriers, challenges, and opportunities of implementing a housing-led approach in this region. The results are out. [Read more ..read more
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New study and upcoming conference: The price-dampening effect of limited-profit housing in Austria — Gerald Koessl, Austrian Federation of Limited-Profit Housing Associations (GBV), a member of Housing Europe
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1y ago
Affordable housing provided by limited-profit housing associations (LPHA) has positive impacts not only on their tenants and the economy (as a previous study showed) but also influences prices on the housing market more widely. Our member, Gerald Koessl explains more. [Read more ..read more
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How did four people in Italy set up an energy community and decrease their bills? — The energy communities roadshows that start an essential conversation across Europe
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1y ago
After Valencia, the NRG2Peers project that wants to make energy communities set-up possible for all travelled to Perugia in Italy. [Read more ..read more
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Cooperative housing - a supporting pillar in times of crisis — How to dampen the impact of the cost of living crisis in these troubling times
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1y ago
In times of constantly rising inflation and rent increases, the desire for stability is growing. Increasingly, many people find such stability, together with safety, and community within housing forms that are different from the usual, individualized housing. The latest study of a student project at the Vienna University of Business and Economics shows that cooperative housing is very successful in spreading the effects of the crisis among residents and thus cushioning the impact. Lena, Victoria and Jakub tell you more about their findings. [Read more ..read more
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English social and affordable housing jargon explained — New tools from the Marie Curie project, RE-DWELL
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1y ago
Global conversations about housing systems often happen in English. However, for many of us, the English language is not our mother tongue. At the same time, we sometimes draw conclusions about a term based on our cultural background. A group of international housing researchers from TU Delft University in the Netherlands have created an online vocabulary to ensure that everybody is on the same page. [Read more ..read more
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Dutch social housing providers see a watershed moment for redefining the housing system — Meet-up with our member from the Netherlands, AEDES
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1y ago
"As in the 90s', we have come to a crossroads when countries and governments are questioning their housing direction and what policies to choose," the Chairman of our Dutch member, AEDES said when he and Robin Van Leijen, in charge of EU affairs, came to meet us at Housing Europe's office. [Read more ..read more
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New regulation for the middle rental sector in the Netherlands — Changes will enter into force in a year from now
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1y ago
In the Netherlands, a new housing valuation system (WWS) will apply from 2024 to rental properties with a maximum rent of €1,100. This is the core of the proposal by Dutch Housing Minister De Jonge to regulate mid-market rents, which he presented on December 9, 2022. Housing Europe's member, AEDES has welcomed the proposal as "in the current housing shortage, it is necessary that we protect tenants against excessive rents" its chairman, says Martin van Rijn said. Martijn Eskinasi, a policy research manager from the Directorate-General of Housing and Construction in the Ministry of Interior and ..read more
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The latest from Norway's housing cooperatives — Reinforcing Housing Europe's network with more face-to-face discussions post-COVID
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1y ago
In November, our member, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Norway (NBBL) met Housing Europe's staff in Brussels for a face-to-face exchange from which we learnt about what is at stake for cooperatives in the north while we explained how EU legislation is directly impacting the EEA area. [Read more ..read more
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