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European Responsible Housing Awards 2014

Housing Minister of Scotland, Margaret Burgess, and Vienna’s housing Councilor Michael Ludwig joined representatives from Tenants Unions and non-for-profit Housing Providers from across the EU to celebrate success in the sector on October 6th, International Tenants’ Day.


The final ceremony of the European Responsible Housing Awards took place today at the North Rhine-Westphalia Representation in Brussels. The winning housing organisations in the five categories were:


  • RCT Homes (Pontypridd, Wales) in “Economic responsibility and sustainability”, for its extensive training program targeting young tenants.


  • Eigen Haard (Amsterdam, Netherlands) in “Local social sustainability”, for enhancing neighborhoods and strengthening community links.

  • Société Dauphinoise pour l’Habitat (Echirolles, France) in “Environmental sustainability” for renovating buildings at zero cost for tenants.


  • Dansk Almennyttigt Boligselskab (Frederiksberg, Denmark) in “Good governance and fair relations with stakeholders”, for effective residential democracy and tenants’ empowerment.


  • Habitat 62/59 Picardie (Coquelles, France) in “Responsible Human resources management”, for ensuring safety at work in an innovative way.