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In search of solutions to Europe's housing problems

Housing policy across Europe faces many challenges. In particular, a growing and increasingly diverse demand for decent homes for everyone, especially among more vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those on low wages or with disabilities, refugees, mobile workers and homeless people. Traditional social housing no longer meets all their needs, so new, more creative solutions are required. Friends of Europe, working with the Fondation Abbé Pierre and FEANTSA, brought together group of experts from the public and private sectors to look at the challenges for affordable housing and potential solutions. Their aim was to explore the creation of a European Housing Solutions Platform (HSP) in 2