If I may add another proposal that is not a piece of legislation but decisive for the access to decent housing, this will be our call for the constitution of a European Housing Alliance that could gather Housing Ministers and key stakeholders willing to improve the policies for better housing conditions in the EU.
Scientists identified the possibility of creating 235,000 new apartments in Germany by converting vacant offices into affordable flats.
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.
What the City Council of Barcelona is doing against the housing shortage and why it is important to invest in public housing, explains Lucia Martín González, Barcelona’s City Councilor for Housing and Renovation.
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.
The newly founded "European alliance for sustainable and inclusive social housing in France” aims to provide access to European funding by social housing providers in France, regardless of their size and their location in the country.