Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing, established in 1988. It is a network of 43 national and regional federations gathering about 43.000 public, social and cooperative housing providers in 23 countries. Altogether, these providers manage over 26 million homes, about 11% of existing dwellings in the EU.
Public, social and co-operative housing providers have a vision of a Europe which offers access to decent and affordable housing for all, in communities which are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and where everyone is enabled to reach their full potential. Therefore, they do not just provide affordable homes, but a number of other services as well:
- Domiciliary care and support services for residents with specific needs.
- Additional services for tenants (kindergartens, community centres, employment and training services, financial advice).
- Neighbourhood services.
- Management of other types of "sheltered" accommodation.
- Urban development and urban regeneration.
Housing Europe leads and takes part in several European projects, exploring ways to address the nearly Zero Energy Challenge, best practices for a responsible housing sector, the support of the everyday life of elderly in social housing etc.
For further information, please visit the Housing Europe official website.