Slovenia is facing an extremely poor housing situation. The housing fund is old and ageing fast, there is a shortage of non-profit housing, the system is pushing for unsustainable dispersed construction, high-quality and affordable housing is out of reach for young people, and there are poorer owners who cannot cover basic costs. All of these are the consequences of a lack of housing policy since the state has neglected housing problematic since independence.
The area is underfunded (Western European countries allocate 1% of the annual budget for housing supply on average, the EU average is 0.54% and Slovenia only 0.04%), and public actors (funds) often do poorly in such conditions and without a clear vision. , municipalities rarely carry out their statutory duties, and the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning and the government with other related ministries are not decisive enough in this area.
Despite the poor state of affairs, the area is still not taken seriously enough and no political actor in the housing sector is prioritized. Part of the problem is that no one knows the true state of the affairs, as there is no investment in housing research, no one is fully monitoring or researching it.
At the Housing for All project consortium, we are, with a focus on professional and research activity, committed to pushing for changes enabling decent and affordable housing for all. By connecting different stakeholders and offering support of the public opinion, we want to encourage the systematic regulation of the housing area, the introduction of participatory planning and implementation practices for innovative and sustainable solutions.
- Preparation and implementation of advocacy campaigns for changing the housing policy of the Republic of Slovenia towards innovative, community and sustainable solutions.
- Identification, transfer and testing of innovative, community-based and sustainable housing care solutions.
- Conducting a communication campaign on the need to address housing issues and good practice examples of innovative, community-based and sustainable solutions.
- Preparation of an effective consortium business model and the start of implementation.
Co-financer: The activities are co-financed by the Ministry of Public Administration in the framework of a public call for proposals for the development and professionalization of NGOs and volunteering in 2019.
The IPoP consortium consists of Association for Culture and Education PiNA (project manager), PIP Institute – Legal and Information Centre Maribor, ISSP – Institute for Housing and Spatial Studies and Avanta Largo, Institute for Social Communication.
Duration: 11/2019 – 01/2022
Head photo: Public debate on the draft of the Housing Act, November 2019 /Photo: Nina Plevnik, IPoP