#housing2030 - Effective policies for affordable housing in the UNECE region. At least 100 million low and middle-income people in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region are housing cost overburdened; they spend more than 40 per cent of their disposable income on housing. Housing affordability is an important element of the right to adequate housing but is often a challenge for groups of the population facing vulnerabilities.
Since its foundation, UN-Habitat has worked to promote the realisation of the right to adequate housing, for all as one of the transformative forces that can lead the world to overcome challenges related to poverty, exclusion, and inequality, and positively influence cities to embark on a path to inclusive, planned, and sustainable urbanization.
Join the upcoming two-day Renovation Summit on 10th and 11th May, organized by Housing Europe and the International Union of tenants. Discussing national Recovery Plans, policies for the decarbonization of housing, how to put people in the driver seat of fair energy transition, as well as how to access financing to increase circularity in housing.
From the Swiss Tenants' Association point of view, government rental price control is urgently needed in order to stop the rising renting prices.
Cities need to be able to regulate short term holiday rentals and need to be able to guarantee our citizens that their city will be safe and that the quality of life will be on a high level, even in the parts of the city which are popular amongst tourists.
As an award-winning approach, Energiesprong has earned her stripes. Accelerating innovation through competition, having a rising tide lifts all ships’ mindset and being open and transparent on everything, the aim is to get the job done.
The aim is that the money that you’d normally spend on your energy bills, combined with reduced repairs and maintenance costs, pays for the renovation. You get a make-over for your house without any additional costs. This means rents will not change, only differently accrued. In other words: the monthly energy bill and maintenance costs get invested in the retrofit. Same rent, better home.