Finance and investment mechanisms for affordable and inclusive housing


How to create affordable and inclusive housing for all? On 9th of June, the Kyiv-based NGO, CEDOS discussed how Ukraine can be re-build in a fair way together with the authors of #Housing2030 report.

CEDOS is working to find sustainable solutions for housing reconstruction in Ukraine within the framework of the analytical and discussion initiative Re.Housing for Ukraine. The invent is a part of this initiative.

We discussed:

  • What is #Housing2030? Who is behind the report? What are #Housing2030 main goals?
  • Why are investment and finance tools important to affordable and inclusive housing? What are the funding and finance barriers to increasing the affordable housing supply
  • What are the finance and investment tools that could be used to increase housing affordability (e.g., rent setting, indexation, and regulation; non-profit provision of social and affordable housing; taxation to guide investment in housing)? What are the arguments in favor and against the implementation of these tools?


  • Julie Lawson, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT, Editorial Board Member Housing Theory and Society, Lead author of the UN report #Housing2030
  • Michelle Norris, Professor of Social Policy, Director, Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin
  • Grzegorz Gajda, Senior Urban Specialist, Urban Division, Projects Department,  European Investment Bank. Podcast about investing right in housing system in transition with Grzegorz:
  • Katerina Zisimopoulou, Senior Urban Specialist (Architect Engineer), Urban Development Division, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

Watch the recording of the session.

Read the full report and the article by the lead author of the UN report #Housing2030, Julie Lawson and Grzegorz Gajda, Senior Urban Specialist on page 26.