The Community of Competence Tomorrow's Habitat (download progress report) co-chaired by Maurice Charrier and Rémi Feredj is opening a new field: innovative accompanying social measures for social housing.
The technical visit to Montreal in October 2013 to the Société d'habitation du Québec and Montreal Housing Authority, and the International Summit-NAHRO in Cleveland, USA in conjunction with the National Conference of NAHRO (www.nahro.org) already emphasized the importance of social support for housing. (Download the report)
Today, the new members joining the INTA network
> A local social housing corporation, Sollar (Logement Français Group) www.sollar.fr
> A social housing public corporation, Dynacité, www.dynacite.fr
> Another social housing public corporation attached to Grand Lyon, Est Métropole Habitat, http://www.est-metropole-habitat.fr,
> and an Franco-German architectural firm, Rheinert, specialized in building intergenerational, participatory and environmentally responsible housing, http://www.agence-rheinert.fr/
…are enriching the experiences of our 'historical' members
> Amallia, housing developer (social and private market), www.amallia.fr
> Logis-Transports, social housing company in Ile de France www.proxilogis.com
> NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials), USA, Michael Gahagan (UK), Emirto Reinhart, (NL), and many individual members involved in housing industry.
Sollar is inviting INTA’s international network to its 35th birthday, on 21 and 22 September 2014, in Lyon, as opening of the annual Congress of the Federation of Social housing associations. (Union Sociale pour l’Habitat).
The issue that will be debated: social innovation in social housing.
INTA will mobilize members and partners from USA, Canada and other European countries to exchange experiences.
// See the draft programme.
The INTA delegation will then participate in the annual Congress of the Federation of Social housing associations to be held on 23,24 and 25 September in Lyon.
An emphasis will be made on the initiative of Rhône-Alpes Social housing organizations to install a "social innovation village" to highlight best practices of social housing organisations managing around 45 000 units in the area.
We can also note the initiatives of Recipro-Cité, http://www.recipro-cite.com/, a special Housing report published in ETAGES, the magazine from Amallia Housing corporation, entitled "Let's push the walls" which links with the social and solidarity economy, etc.
Those interested in these debates are invited to contact the INTA International Secretariat.
The theme of Social Innovation in Habitat and Housing industry will continue to be debated within the Community of Competence Tomorrow’s Habitat. A special highlight will be made at our next annual Congress, INTA38 in Medellin, Colombia, from 30 November to 3 December 2014. Provisional programme and practical information will be released soon.