Housing reports and facts

Read about different subject areas within the housing rental market by clicking on the subject listed.


CIDOB Policy Brief – Promoting the Right to Housing at EU level

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How to define achieve and measure affordability in rental housing  a discussion paper by Sven Bergenstråhle

Housing the EU Youth -A Research Briefing by the Housing Europe Observatory

EU Publications 

OHCHR Communications issued by the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing from 2014 – Present

Council of Europe Development Bank, Housing inequality in Europe


Analysis of the Economic and Social Situation in Member States

“Dutch Case” Dutch Housing Associations will have a Second Chance in Court

European Pillar of Social Rights

Eurostat – A Quarter of Household Expenditure Allocated to Housing

Housing Statistics from Eurostat

The State of Housing in Europe, a Housing Europe publication


Rent regulation and security of tenure, an IUT publication

State of European Cities Report 2016 by the European Commission

European Responsible Housing Awards Handbook

Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals

Eurostat (2016) Urban Europe — statistics on cities, towns and suburbs

Consortium (2016) Towards a cost-effective housing policy in Flanders and Europe

The importance of Affordable Rental Housing
By IUT president Sven Bergenstråhle

An essay about Housing Policy from a Tenant’s Point of view
By IUT president Sven Bergenstråhle


European Court ‘Objection Housing Associations to SGEI Decisions Manifestly Unfounded’

Tenancy Law and Procedure in the EU

The Cost of Inadequate Housing in Europe

The Dutch urban agenda


Eurostat (2015) People in the EU: who are we and how do we live?

The State of Housing in EU

UN-Habitat (2015) Habitat III Issue Paper on Housing

Housing Policies in Europe  A Housing Europe Publication

UN-ECE (2015) Social Housing in the UNECE region

Housing Europe (2015) Structural Funds and Housing in 2014-2020


Issues of the French Presidency – European Perspectives 2009-2014

A letter from  the Social Housing Union in France

A letter from the Mayors of large European Cities:


Mayor of Vienna on Resolution for more Social Housing

Social Housing in the EU
From European Parliament, DG Internal Policies. This briefing 55-page paper provides an overview of the social housing sector in the EU area. After presenting how Member States define social housing, it details the responses of the sector to the 2007-2008 financial crises.

The Real Estate Professions and National Housing Housing markets in the EU
An overview of the practice and regulation of the real estate professions and the characteristics of national housing markets. By CEPI (European Council of Real Estate Professions) 2013.


Report on social housing in the European Union, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Rapporteur Karima Delli

Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity

French Case: EU landlords fight a battle over unfair public subsidy for social housing

French Case: Memorandum from France to the European Commission

Report to the EESC Issues with defining a social housing, Rapporteur Mr Raymond Henchs


Affordable Housing for all – Policy Implications of Shrinking Budgets

Housing Affordability 2011

A European Agenda for Social Housing, the PES Group, Committee of the Regions

Cities of Tomorrow (2011) (European Commission)

2011 Commission Decision of 20 December 2011 on the application of Article 106(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to State aid

Europolitics (2011) EU rethinks the role of social housing


European Housing Review 2010

Housing Statistics in the European Union 2010

‘The Dutch Case’ Social Housing Organizations want EU Decision Overturned

Written Declaration – on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and social housing

The role of housing in the EU, EHF and IUT document


Europe in Figures

‘The Dutch Case’ Brussels Approves State Assistance for Housing Corporations

‘The Dutch Case’ Commission Approves Changes in Dutch Social Housing System

‘The Dutch Case’ Press Release from Dutch Housing Ministry

The European Housing Review 2009

Tenure Status 2009

The Social Situation in EU 2009


Wide Spread Construction Prices Across Europe

IUT amendments to Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, June 4, 2008.

IUT comments on Recasting of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC, Public consultation June 18, 2008.


Living Conditions in Europe


2006 Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax.

European Housing Charter

Housing Statistics in the European Union 2005 and 2006

‘The Dutch Case’ Dutch Housing Minister Dekker´s speech

‘The Swedish Case’ Swedish Rental Housing System Could bed Reformed Following EU Complaint


‘The Swedish Case’ The EU-case of Swedish Rents


The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
(Article 34 on Social security and social assistance including the right to social and housing assistance)


European Public Policy Concerning Access to Housing

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