Habitat III - Networking Events
  • Tuesday 18
  • Housing policy: the comprehensive approach and the importance of security of tenure

    Networking Events
    Venue: R10
    Lead Organization:
    Federal Ministry For The Environment Nature Conservation Building And Nuclear Safety Germany

    German housing policy with focus on
    - the importance of reliable framework in law, especially for housing with social responsibility "security of tenure"
    - characteristics of German housing market and the social and economic relevance of the special structure
    -comprehensive approach with social tenancy law, housing allowances, support of proprietary and urban development policy.
    The event ist made for those participants of the Habitat III conference who are interested to build up an attractive framework for equal participation in housing supply and urban development.
    If the event is on the time table at 17.10. in the later morning or 18.10. in the morning until 14 h Germany´s federal Minister Dr. Barbara Hendricks will take part in the event.
    Reason for this application:
    Not only for countries with strong urbanization and emerging nations, the question of affordable housing is a key question and basis for economic and social development. Mainly stability of the law and legal protection of tenants and private equity are an important fundament for social security and development. The German approach shows how housing and urban development policies can be combined to create and secure this important fundament. Especially law and financial structures for the rental market lead to a fair supply with homes – either as tenant or owner.
    The event will show how rules, regulation and incentives interact and provide a legal framework for affordable housing and urban development. The event will also give as an outlook on developments in the future.
    The German legal framework is also important for inclusiveness and gender aspect. The event will show as it can be if “City for all” is taken seriously. Therefore, with view to the New Urban Agenda other aspects will be integrated into the programme, such as gender aspects, how to avoid social segretion (“City for all”) by a mixture of tenants and owners as well as programmes and law for urban development. Another aspect may be the balance of local technical and social infrastructure that can be used by everybody without any restriction due to gender, origin, race, language, religion, politics or handicaps. For this side event, representatives of different stakeholder will be involved to show how concepts for social and affordable housing are realized also in the private sector.