This working group focuses on the role of social and affordable housing in fostering social cohesion in cities.

The working group works on the following issues:
·         housing affordability
·         social housing and housing for vulnerable groups
·         mixed-use urban developments
·         housing and social cohesion
·         urban regeneration and rehabilitation of existing housing stock
·         transfer of knowledge and know-how
In 2017 the working group housing will discuss various aspects of housing governance
·         the roles of private sector and private, non-for-profit or limited profit housing associations in provision of affordable housing
·         recent changes in housing policies across the EU member states
·         effectiveness of market control measures such as rent ceilings
Other issues addressed include: strategies to mobilise empty housing stock, financial instruments for renovation and maintenance and various types of tenure.


Susanne Bauer
Senior policy advisor

vice chair

Javier Buron
Director of Housing Department

EUROCITIES staff contact

Agata Krause
EUROCITIES Brussels Office
Policy Advisor Housing and Homelessness