Inclusive Housing

Inclusive Housing policies: Housing is the beginning

The project “Inclusive Housing” aims to deal with the obstacles refugees but also other disadvantaged groups in the context of urban migration are facing in terms of access to long-term housing. The project partners from Austria, Germany and Sweden share their extensive expertise in the field of migration, integration and potentials of the housing market. By focusing on three topics –“housing market”, “housing governance” and “special types of housing”, the consortium aims to present in detail challenges for refugees with regard to housing. In cooperation with local stakeholders, the consortium will elaborate housing policies and practices to enhance the housing situation and access to housing.

Results and outcomes

The primary objective of the Inclusive Housing project was to make innovative contributions to inclusive housing policies. Working closely with key stakeholders from municipalities and housing market actors, the project developed recommendations for future housing policies and practices. The aim was to enhance the housing situation for refugees and other marginalized groups in the context of urban migration.

The following policy recommendations are based on three transnational stakeholder workshops in Vienna, Umeå and Hamburg.

Inclusive Housing Policies: Housing is the beginning

Other Publications

Factsheet: Policies and trends for inclusive housing for refugee migrants in Austria, Germany and Sweden

Read more about the project on the project website.


Duration: April 2021 –September 2022
Contact: Dr. Bettina Reimann, Deutsches Institut fürUrbanistik
Budget: 228,450 Euros
Partners: Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik gGmbH, Umeå University – Geography, Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien – Hilfe in Not, Universität Wien – Institut für Soziologie





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