(03 June 2015) – Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing, recently published a report that reflects the state of the housing sector in the continent.
“The State of Housing in the EU 2015” includes:
- Detailed statistics per member state.
- The latest housing trends in a cross-country observation.
- A compilation of the most significant policy updates since 2012.
- Case studies that feature energy efficiency, social integration, innovation in public policy and governance.
- Analysis of the interaction of housing policies and EU policies.
The overall state of housing in the EU remains unstable: six years after the low point of 2009 many steps remain to be taken to respond to two very alarming issues that emerge according to the facts and figures of the report:
- There are more people without a home today in Europe than six years ago.
- There are not enough affordable homes available in most European countries to meet the increasing demand.
Housing Europe, the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing, is a network of 42 national and regional federations gathering 43 000 housing providers in 22 countries. Together they manage over 26 million homes, about 11% of existing dwellings in Europe.