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FINANCING INNOVATIVE HOUSING SOLUTIONS

Energy, Environment and Climate
Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017 11:00

Venue: Friends of Europe  |  City: Brussel, Belgium

While access to affordable, safe housing has been deemed a fundamental right, it is still not within reach for residents of many European countries. Indeed, in 2015 nearly 17% of the EU’s population lived in overcrowded dwellings, with nearly 25m people suffering from severe housing deprivation. Building more affordable and better quality housing requires financial mechanisms to be in place and readily available to would-be tenants, private landowners and government institutions. Money and investment are key, as are models of finance that blend public, private and civil society investors. But if housing is to play its part in economic growth, then combining models of finance with alternative approaches to ownership and the wider context of urban planning is essential. Across Europe and beyond, states, cities and civil society are rising to this challenge. While there can be no one-size-fits-all solutions in providing access to affordable housing, it is important to share lessons-learned in order to identify successful practices.

This event lays the foundation for a Housing Solutions Platform that seeks to create connections, stimulate debate and trigger change to support the financing of affordable housing as one of its five areas of focus, also including supply, demand, regulation and urban planning. This first platform meeting will bring together 50-60 senior stakeholders from across housing policy areas, as well as local, national and EU-level policymakers and investors, to debate and identify innovative practices in the housing finance arena, with the aim of identifying the good, the bad and the ugly of housing finance in order to inform future-looking policies and practices in this area.

Join the discussion on our Twitter using #HousingPlatform.

 

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