Social housing has a rich and strong history throughout Europe. Some countries have hundreds of years of experience and have produced amazing leaders who changed their communities and countries for the better. The same holds true now and there are countless people in the social housing industry in Europe leading the way. While it is… Read More 6 Young Social Housing Leaders in Europe You Should Know
I am now shifting to the Netherlands where I will spend some time with the Aedes Company. They provide both advocacy and training to social housing companies here in the Netherlands. While here, I will also visit with member companies to better understand Dutch social housing and the differences here compared to Germany and the… Read More The European Union, State Aid and Social Housing
By Rutger Noorlander Architecture could serve to improve the lives of social housing residents. Exactly 100 years ago, in an attempt to design quality housing for the urban working classes, architects have produced ideals that form a relation between architecture on the one hand and on the other hand adequate, efficient social housing with art… Read More Architecture to improve the well-being of public housing residents: The Amsterdam School of Architecture
The European Federation for Living (EFL) just wrapped up its annual autumn conference located this year in Gent, Belgium. Over sixty participants from across Europe attended the conference, ranging from social and public housing associations, universities and research institutes, and private businesses working in the housing sector. Tenant engagement and cooperative and collaborative housing… Read More Collaboration, Cooperation and Tenant Engagement: The Future of Social Housing
Linda Dreier | Patrick Kammerzelt | Philipp Ringswirth | Marlene Samhaber | Julia Staufer The Consequences of the Housing Act 2015 revisited Compared to the Netherlands as a whole, social housing is more popular in Amsterdam. This is illustrated in the figure below: While half the housing stock in Amsterdam consisted of social rented housing… Read More The Aftermath of the Dutch Social Housing Act of 2015
Interview with Jay Sagger (HACT) Early Friday morning, the 26th of January 2018 and just a couple of days before the official launch, I had an interesting and inspiring conversation over coffee and tea with Jay Saggar, Launchpad Coordinator at HACT. HACT is a charity, social enterprise and industry-focused think/do tank, established in the 1960s… Read More The Public/Social Housing Data Standard, version 1.0 has arrived!
Segregation as a problem on the Dutch housing market Migration has a long and complex history in the Netherlands. Migration, social housing, and segregation are very much interconnected. In the past, many social housing dwellings were sold and, therefore, privatized. Such practices resulted in the fact that the amount of privatized social housing dwellings in… Read More Segregation in Dutch Social Housing