Scientists identified the possibility of creating 235,000 new apartments in Germany by converting vacant offices into affordable flats.
The EU parliament has adopted a report that calls for decent housing to be a fundamental right and for measures to prevent homelessness.
In OECD and non-OECD EU countries, social rental housing represents more than 28 million dwellings and, on average, around 6% of the total housing stock. This OECD-report underlines the importance of this sector for social welfare policy and affordable housing provision.
In the second quarter of 2020, marked by COVID-19 containment measures in most Member States, house prices, rose by 5.2% in the EU compared with the same quarter of the previous year.