HSP Xpert enables exchange between cross sectoral experts working on the development of affordable housing solutions, through the establishment of cooperation and training.
HSP experts bring together a community of practice for housing solutions to learn and exchange on existing challenges and future solutions, to move forward and enhance the supply and mobilisation of existing stocks for more and better affordable housing in Europe.
If you want to join the community of experts, contact us here. We regularly organise opportunities for exchange.
Unlocking housing for Housing First
The Housing Solutions Platform is working together with the Housing First Europe Hub to identify housing solutions for housing first. The initiative was launched in 2022 and continues this year. This is an opportunity for experts from the HSP network to engage!
Are you a housing provider, an NGO, an academic or an investor? Here are some of the upcoming opportunities to connect:
WEBINAR: Sourcing housing for Housing First
23rd March 2023
Discover successful examples of housing provision for housing first, with Juha Soivio of the Y-Foundation (Finland) and Gustaf Henriksson, Gothenburg City (Sweden). More information and registration here.
STUDY VISIT: Homes for Good, Glasgow
26th April 2023
Homes for good (World Habitat Award Gold Award Winner 2023) is a social letting agency, contributing to "socializing" the private rental market. Since 2014 Homes For Good has raised around £12 million investment to create its own portfolio of high-quality homes for people in housing need. How? By buying neglected homes and renovating them to a high standard for low income groups and people at risk of homelessness.
If you would like more information or to participate, please register your interest here. A limited number of travel grants is available.
WORKSHOP: Unlocking Housing for Housing First
8th June 2023, 11am-12.20, International Social Housing Festival, Palau de Congressos de Barcelona
Meet and debate with social housing providers, municipalities and NGOs providing housing first services to better understand how to overcome the challenges to access housing for housing first. Watch this space for more details and check out the International Social Housing Festival website to register and attend more events on housing!
The Housing Solutions Platform has just published a compendium of some of the most innovative and daring examples of housing solutions for the locked out in Europe.
The selected projects focus on providing safe, decent, and affordable housing through many different means including innovative construction, novel legal mechanisms, new forms of inter-agency collaboration, and more. The innovative housing solutions selected by the committee also provide ways to overcome financial and political barriers within the European housing market.
We hope this publication will encourage different stakeholders to become more innovative in the provision of affordable housing solutions and help fill the gaps in existing systems.
Click here to access the publication in full.
Tell us what you think!
Explore and discuss the projects online at: