Housing is central to people’s lives, their neighbourhoods, and social and economic well-being and policies can play a key role in ensuring it is safe, affordable and accessible. The publication “#Housing2030: Effective policies for affordable housing in the UNECE region” is an outcome of the cooperation between UNECE, the UN-Habitat, and Housing Europe within the #Housing2030 Initiative. The report addresses integral policy tools for affordable housing: effective governance, strategic land policy, housing investment, and the very relevant for SHAPE-EU active promotion of climate-neutral and affordable housing and neighbourhoods.
The study draws on the experience of over 100 researchers, policymakers and housing providers from across the UNECE region and beyond, to define useful approaches, outline their advantages and disadvantages, and illustrate their practical application. #Housing2030 also provides recommendations for policymakers committed to improving affordable housing. This report is also accompanied by the Housing2030.org website of resources, including thematic podcasts and good practices.