On the 6th of October - marking the International Tenants' Day and the 2014 EHRIN Awards Ceremony- the European Declaration on Responsible Housing was signed by Housing Europe, the International Union of Tenants, Delphis, the City of Vienna, Confederation Nationale du Logement, COFACE (the Confederation of Family Organisations in the European Union), Deutscher Mieterbund e.V., Lejernes Lands Organisation, Nederlandse Woonbond, RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), and SOLIDAR.
The Declaration marks their commitment to work together to promote Corporate Social Responsibility in the social and affordable housing sector, for the purpose of maximizing benefits to society.
Read the European Declaration on Responsible Housing (also available in the following languages: ARM CS DA DE ES EST FI FR HU IT NL NO PL PT SV TR)
Support the Declaration today and help us promoting responsible housing!
Supporters already include:
Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare, on behalf of the Scottish Government
EURHONET - European Housing Network
SON - Czech Union of Tenants
Union Sociale pour l’Habitat -French social housing federation
Institut HLM de la RSE - French institute for the development of CSR in social housing
Fédération des ESH - French federation of housing social enterprises
AEDES - Dutch social housing federation
Hyresgästföreningen - Swedish Union of Tenants
Leieboerforeningen - Norwegian Union of Tenants
TPAS - The Tenant Empowerment Organisation
Ministry of Construction, Housing, City Development and Traffic of the German State North
Signing, the Declaration, Housing Minister Michael Groschek stated that 'The statements made correspond in many points already today with the policy objectives in North Rhine-Westphalia. We need a socially balanced housing policy to provide people also in the future with sufficient affordable and quality accommodation, especially in booming urban areas. Therefore I call upon the housing providers to join the ambitions of this Declaration.'
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