Ground Breaking Funding Concepts in Italy’s Social Housing Sector

  This is the second in a series of 3 articles about the Fondazione Housing Sociale Non-Profit in Italy. Special thanks to Chiara Rizzica for providing the context and material for this article.   To read part I- click here. Building and financing social housing is an exercise in patience and diligence.  Finding the funds,… Read More Ground Breaking Funding Concepts in Italy’s Social Housing Sector

Embracing change in France, UK and Italy-lessons in supporting tenant needs

The first afternoon session of the Housing Europe conference was about embracing changes.  A talented panel came together to discuss how public, cooperative and social housing providers might future-proof their operating strategies.  The focus was where to put our investments when it comes to technological and social innovation.   To lead this discussion, a panel of… Read More Embracing change in France, UK and Italy-lessons in supporting tenant needs

Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Address Tenant Needs

Below are ideas for helping tenants given by 3 speakers at the international public housing conference in Amsterdam. Idea 1: From Northern Ireland: Supporting those with dementia The speaker did a good job explaining the increasing needs of elderly tenants.  The presenter focused on how a housing organization can help those suffering from dementia.  Dr. McPeake… Read More Public Housing: 3 Innovative Ideas to Address Tenant Needs

Creating a Strong Social Mix in Milan, Italy

Maria Chiara Cela, from Societa cooperative, Milan spoke about a project where they renovated 180 empty apartments in the Milan area.  These were apartments that agencies around the area did not have money to renovate or fix.  The co-operative fixed these houses and then housed migrants from 26 different countries.   Their agency is working very… Read More Creating a Strong Social Mix in Milan, Italy