French Social Housing in a Nutshell

Social Housing in France Social housing in France is run by associations that act on the power of the state.  Altogether, social housing in France makes up morel than 15% of the total stock within the country.  The associations that provide social housing in France are both private and public sector oriented.   A good... Continue Reading →

Affordable Housing in Poland

Access to affordable housing is a challenge in this 38 million EU member state.  While that can be said in probably every EU country, the culture of families taking care of each other might hide some of the underlining issues.  Many poles stack up with relatives and deal with being under-housed.  The government in Poland... Continue Reading →

Social Housing in the German City of Mannheim

I visited the city of Mannheim Germany in October to speak with both city officials and social housing staff about affordable housing in this mid-sized German city. I met with Arno Knobel who works for the city of Mannheim.  He focuses his attention on strategic issues including urban renewal and long term planning.  For instance... Continue Reading →

Oldest Social Housing in the World

I came across this today when researching social housing in Bavaria.  Pretty cool. "The Fuggerei in Germany is the world's oldest social housing complex still in use. It is a walled enclave within the city of Augsburg, Bavaria. It takes it name from the Fugger family and was founded in 1516 by Jakob Fugger the Younger... Continue Reading →

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