Integrated Housing Programs for Vulnerable Households in Central-Eastern Europe

The HomeLab project tests the integrated provision of housing, employment and social services in the framework of the Social Rental Enterprise model. The experimental project is implemented in the so-called Visegrad Four (V4) countries: Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, where five pilots with somewhat diverse focus are carried. The target groups include the… Read More Integrated Housing Programs for Vulnerable Households in Central-Eastern Europe

Social Housing: The End of Criminal Background Checks?

We in social housing run background checks to protect not only the buildings and provision of social housing but also the residents that we house.  However; there are some questioning those ideas within social housing. An interesting development is taking place in Washington D.C. and Seattle, Washington.  Both of these cities are extremely progressive in… Read More Social Housing: The End of Criminal Background Checks?

Different cities, similar lessons: the AFWC’s pan-European discussion

On this balmy summer day a large group of people answered the call to come together to exchange knowledge and discuss the challenges that social housing associations have to cope with in modern times. Five representatives of larger European cities (Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam) presented their social housing context and the challenges they have… Read More Different cities, similar lessons: the AFWC’s pan-European discussion