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The CECODHAS European Social Housing Observatory has carried out the first-ever review of the social, co-operative and public housing sectors in the 27 EU member states. This detailed report presents an overview of the main trends and issues facing the social, co-operative and public housing sectors in each country, as well as providing national profiles and key housing-related data. The study draws on data provided by the network of CECODHAS correspondents, as well as from external national experts.
Average house prices in 53 rural areas are now more than ten times the average salary and living in rural areas is rapidly becoming an option available only to the wealthy. The number of second homes continues to increase, while affordable homes to rent or buy are increasingly scarce. For local households on lower incomes this means overcrowding, homelessness or having to leave their roots and move away. Local services and facilities are in decline and this is felt most keenly by those who have no option but to rely on them. Economic activity is considered intrusive and inappropriate in the rural idyll.
Providing Accommodation, Promoting Understanding and Recognising Rights of Gypsies and Travellers
Local government has a key role to play in addressing issues relating to Gypsies and Travellers. This summary draws together many of the aspects of the Out in the Open report that relate to local government.
Providing Accommodation, Promoting Understanding and Recognising Rights of Gypsies and Travellers
The provision of adequate and appropriate sites for Gypsies and Travellers lies at the heart of resolving inequalities of access to health, education and employment. It helps to avoid tensions with local communities and is key to tackling racism and discrimination. This consultation identifies ways in which more sites can be provided, better relationships with the settled community established and the rights of Gypsies and Travellers be better recognised.
A commemorative booklet of the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2007 in The Hague, Netherlands and Monterrey, Mexico, including detailed descriptions of the World Habitat Award winning projects in Cuba and Germany.
Implications for the social housing sector
This report contains the papers from the first colloquium on the future of social housing in the European Union, organised by the CECODHAS European Social Housing Observatory.
Providing Homes for Refugees and Strengthening Communities
Having a secure and settled home is the key to refugees being able to rebuild their lives and become part of their local community. This consultation identifies ways in which refugees can be better housed and live in more welcoming and cohesive communities.
A commemorative booklet of the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2006 in Naples, Italy and Kazan, Russia, including detailed descriptions of the World Habitat Award winning projects in Pakistan and South Africa.
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