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09/05/2016 : EU invests in Social Housing: EIB loans in practice 13th June 14:00 - 17:30

Dear Housing Europe Members,

We will organise in Brussels on June 13th at 14:00 a half-day seminar: EU invests in Social Housing: EIB loans in practice 

The European Investment Bank is scaling up its support for housing. At a recent meeting at the Bank's HQ in Luxembourg, the EIB Secretary General informed the chair of our Economics, Finance and Internal Market Committee of their interest in doing even more.

Recent loans for housing include €120 million to the Federal State of Brandenburg to deal with housing implications of  the refugee influx, € 1 billion for the construction of new social housing in partnership with the Housing Finance Corporation in Britain, €400 million via the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) for Energy efficiency refurbishment in private residential buildings in France. €180 million to the municipality of Sweden for investment including housing investment... the list goes on...

Some issues remain open, for example the lack of clarity of EU state aid and deficit rules which slow down projects, the fact that some countries clearly are more successful than others.The lack of housing projects funded under the EFSI to date despite the EIB encouraging proposals from the sector also requires discussion.

The seminar will be a chance to hear directly from representatives of the EIB, to get more details about approved loans BUT ALSO to present initiatives in need of financing and get feedback.

The seminar will take place at the scheduled time of the Economics, Finance and Internal Market Committee meeting.

More details will follow.

Best Regards,

The Housing Europe Team
 

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