Housing in Europe and Central Asia needs to change

To provide sustainable and affordable housing solutions in the region, policies should pursue people-centered models that focus on the importance of housing to development, declare four international organizations at the end of the first Housing Forum for Europe and Central Asia. [Read more…]

Putting decent housing on the political agenda in Europe and Central Asia

Four organizations hold the first Housing Forum in the region to explore and share solutions that address the urgent and widespread problem of substandard housing.

Bratislava, Slovakia (March 7, 2011) – Housing development is generally expensive and hard to execute, and the biggest issue for many is its affordability, especially in developing countries or those undergoing economic transition. The recent foreclosure crisis has also challenged a popular house for everyone model. At the same time, access to adequate housing is one of the fundamental human rights which should be recognized, respected and protected. [Read more…]