The celebration of the long tradition of decent, affordable housing that provides opportunities during the 3rd International Social Housing Festival in Helsinki will reach another level with the European Responsible Housing Awards.

For the 4th time, social and affordable housing providers in Europe have the chance to showcase outstanding examples and share how do they improve local realities. Housing Europe, together with our partners the International Union of Tenants (IUT) and DELPHIS are expecting last applications until the end of January.

The different categories are based on the Code of Conduct which guides and commits Responsible Housing providers to integrate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles into their business strategy and translate them into concrete practices. 

  • Fair financing for housing affordability
  • More than a roof – supporting communities of equal opportunities
  • Leaders of innovation, agents of fair energy transition
  • Building strategic alliances, fostering community participation
  • Empowering the team, addressing employees’ changing needs

We have been impressed how the sector has managed to move mountains to protect tenants and residents during the COVID-19 crisis. For this reason, the 2022 edition includes a special prize for pandemic-related special solutions.

  • Going the extra mile in extraordinary circumstances

What happens next?

Our Jury is looking forward to start reading about different ways of pushing frontiers and it involves experts from the Cabinet of European Commission President and the master mind behind the New European Bauhaus, Ruth Reichstein; the Senior Urban Development Specialist and Economist at European Investment Bank, Andrea Colantonio; the President of the Swedish Union of Tenants, Marie Linder; the Manager of Housing and Rehabilitation of Barcelona City Council, Javier Burón and 11 other seasoned specialists who can evaluate what does responsible housing in 2022 mean.

Look for the event in the agenda of the Festival and be the first to meet the six winners. Please see more on the webpages of Responsible Housing.