#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.
The ambitions of sustainable, digital, and safer construction offer a unique opportunity to dust off old clichés and stereotypes that are detrimental to the industry's appeal. Construction is the solution industry!
As we all know "the road to hell is paved with good intentions". I think close cooperation with local and regional authorities is of foremost importance, as also a reinforced role of all civil society actors!
Housing is so much more than real estate. Housing can be an oasis, refuge and a stepping stone in life. Every step along the way can be made more safe and secure or, unfortunately, more risky and precarious.
"Providing accessible and decent housing for everyone is the basis of a progressive social policy. It is the cornerstone policy to ensure solidarity in our society." An interview with Christophe Rouillon. President of the PES Group of the European Committee of the Regions and Mayor of Coulaines, France.
The OECD provides a detailed analysis on Covid-19 and housing. How did governments response to the impact of the pandemic on the housing markets?
Willem Adema is a Senior Economist in the OECD Social Policy Division. He talked with us about the OECD’s work on affordable and social housing.