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I ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 110th meeting Geneva, 3 April 2020 Item 9 Informal Document No. 2020/16 Extrabudgetary project Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE TECHNICAL COOPERATION PROJECT FORM Project title: Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region Expected timing/ duration: May 2020 – December 2021 Objective and brief summary of the project: Improving housing affordability is currently one of the most important policy challenges as countries and cities in the UNECE region. (...) The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to: (a) explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region; (b) facilitate the exchange and dissemination of “good practices” in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of UNECE region; and (c) identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement polices addressing housing affordability.
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Score: 773295.5 - https://unece.org/sites/defaul...020_16_%204%20XB%20Housing.pdf
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Slide 1 Workshop Strengthening National Capacities for Urban Planning, Housing, Energy Efficiency and Disaster Risk Reduction 13-14 October, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia HOUSING POLICY, RESIDENTIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT ISSUES IN ARMENIA SAMVEL SRAPYAN Head of Housing Stock Management and Communal Infrastructures Division of the RA Ministry of Urban Development Organisers: RA Ministry of Urban Development , UN Economic Commission for Europe and UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) HOUSING POLICY Since the declaration of independence of Armenia, along with a series of problems, the Government faced housing problems of refugees and families left homeless in the result of natural and man-made disasters (earthquake, landslide, military actions, etc.). (...) In order to solve the aforementioned issues, about 20 000 families got the chance to improve their housing conditions under programmes implemented with the support of the government during the period 2000-2012. 3 CURRENT ISSUES Despite the realized activities, the main issue still remains actual. (...) According to expert estimations, there are 30 000 families left homeless and at least 30 000 families needing improvements in their housing conditions. 4 PROJECTS AIMING AT THE FORMATION OF SOCIAL HOUSING STOCK A series of projects have been implemented in the framework of cooperation with international organizations for the formation of social housing stock, in particular, •projects implemented with the support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in the communities of Darbnik, Armavir marz and Kasakh, Kotayk marz, Armenia • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Office in Armenia funded the implementation of 3 pilot projects on Social Housing in Supportive environment in Yerevan and Goris cities for the period 2006-2012 •Government-funded Social Housing Complex in Maralik town, Shirak marz, Armenia • National Social Housing Association (ASBA) established in partnership with the Netherlands is currently implementing the first investment project aimed at the formation of social rental and affordable housing (in Dilijan, Vanadzor, Ashtarak and Hrazdan cities) 5 HOUSING PROGRAMMES BEING IMPLEMENTED WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT The Government supports in implementing: •Affordable housing programmes for - young professionals - young scientists - public servants •Programmes on improving housing conditions of - families left homeless in the result of natural and man-made disasters, - homeless families of fallen (dead) or disabled servicemen (freedom fighters), - residents of unsafe apartment buildings subject to demolition, - persons granted refugee status and received asylum in the Republic of Armenia 6 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE FORMATION OF SOCIAL HOUSING STOCK •Urgent solution of problems regarding the improvement of housing conditions of socially deprived persons, as well as of those included in special groups •Assistance in attracting investors and promoting PPPs in the implementation process of projects aimed at the formation and development of social housing stock •Implemeting target programmes by applying stage approach based on housing demand of persons included in different social groups •Ensuring target orientation and intended use of social housing stock •Ensuring continuity of the adopted target programmes •Promoting cooperation with government bodies, communities and authorities or organisations providing social servicies •Ensuring public awareness and participation in the project implementation prccess •Exception from continuous dependence on social assistance and social guardianship through developing self-help skills and demonstrating personal activity 7 Residential Buildings Management Issues According to the most recent statistics, 94.3 mln sq.m. housing stock is available in Armenia, of which: - residential buildings: 27.5 mln sq.m. (18974 buildings and 435.5 thousand appartments) - private houses: 66.8 mln sq.m. (426.6 thousand houses). 8 MAIN ISSUES EXISTING IN THE SECTOR •Mismanagement of residential building stock and poor level of transparency in the activities of respective government bodies, • Poor level of owners’ perception and awareness of their rights and liabilities to common shared ownership • Inefficiency of cash flow for residential housing stock management, maintenance and exploitation • High level of physical deterioration in residential housing stock Physical condition of the housing stock: good - 6% fair - 64% bad - 30% 6% 64% 30% 9 POLICY CARRIED OUT IN THE SECTOR The RA Government approved a 5-year Strategic Plan for the Improvement of Apartment Buildings’ Management, Maintenance and Exploitation in 2011 which stipulates - the main principles of reforms in the areas of residential building stock management, maintenance and exploitation - the stages of applying new governance model - public support forms and mechanisms One of the preconditions for effective implementation of the strategic plan is the improvement of the legal framework regarding residential housing stock, i.e. improving main laws regulating the sector.
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Score: 772558.9 - https://unece.org/DAM/hlm/prgm...devel_Housing_EE_S.Srapyan.pdf
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UNECE has long been working on improving housing affordability (see Earlier activities ) and in 2015 endorsed the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing to support member States as they seek to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all. (...) The secretariat of the study includes UNECE, Housing Europe and UN-Habitat. Goal and objectives of the study The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to:      1) Explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region;      2) Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of "good practices" in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of the UNECE region;      3) Identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement policies addressing housing affordability.
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Score: 772209.2 - https://unece.org/housing/affordablehousing
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UNECE has long been working on improving housing affordability (see Earlier activities ) and in 2015 endorsed the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing to support member States as they seek to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all. (...) The secretariat of the study includes UNECE, Housing Europe and UN-Habitat. Goal and objectives of the study The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to:      1) Explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region;      2) Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of "good practices" in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of the UNECE region;      3) Identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement policies addressing housing affordability.
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Score: 771751.7 - https://unece.org/es/node/13611
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UNECE has long been working on improving housing affordability (see Earlier activities ) and in 2015 endorsed the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing to support member States as they seek to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all. (...) The secretariat of the study includes UNECE, Housing Europe and UN-Habitat. Goal and objectives of the study The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to:      1) Explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region;      2) Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of "good practices" in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of the UNECE region;      3) Identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement policies addressing housing affordability.
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Score: 771751.7 - https://unece.org/ar/node/13611
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UNECE has long been working on improving housing affordability (see Earlier activities ) and in 2015 endorsed the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing to support member States as they seek to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all. (...) The secretariat of the study includes UNECE, Housing Europe and UN-Habitat. Goal and objectives of the study The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to:      1) Explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region;      2) Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of "good practices" in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of the UNECE region;      3) Identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement policies addressing housing affordability.
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Score: 771751.7 - https://unece.org/zh-hans/node/13611
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UNECE has long been working on improving housing affordability (see Earlier activities ) and in 2015 endorsed the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing to support member States as they seek to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all. (...) The secretariat of the study includes UNECE, Housing Europe and UN-Habitat. Goal and objectives of the study The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to:      1) Explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region;      2) Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of "good practices" in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of the UNECE region;      3) Identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement policies addressing housing affordability.
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Score: 771751.7 - https://unece.org/fr/node/13611
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UNECE has long been working on improving housing affordability (see Earlier activities ) and in 2015 endorsed the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing to support member States as they seek to ensure access to decent, adequate, affordable and healthy housing for all. (...) The secretariat of the study includes UNECE, Housing Europe and UN-Habitat. Goal and objectives of the study The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to:      1) Explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region;      2) Facilitate the exchange and dissemination of "good practices" in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of the UNECE region;      3) Identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement policies addressing housing affordability.
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Score: 771751.7 - https://unece.org/ru/node/13611
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Draft 3 May 2020 1 Concept Note for the study “#Housing2030 – Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region Draft 3 May 2020 2 Introduction 1. (...) However, this way of defining and measuring ‘housing affordability’ only partially reflects its nature and does not take into account potential housing-related costs such as costs for improving the quality (energy efficiency improvements) or costs of commuting depending on the location of the dwelling in relation to one’s work. 6. (...) The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate and deliver policies that improve housing affordability in the UNECE region. 10.
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Score: 765494.04 - https://unece.org/DAM/hlm/prgm..._note_ver_8_May_2020_clean.pdf
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ID# Title Objective Source of funding From To EXCOM approval date Beneficiary countries Project manager E… Improving Housing Affordability in the UNECE region The goal of the study is to improve capacities of national and local governments to formulate policies that improve housing affordability and housing sustainability in the UNECE region. The objectives of the study are to: (a) explore housing affordability challenges and existing policy instruments for improving housing affordability in the UNECE region; (b) facilitate the exchange and dissemination of “good practices” in improving housing affordability among countries and cities of UNECE region; and (c) identify needs of policy-makers to further develop and implement polices addressing housing affordability Slovenia May-20 Dec-21 16.04.2020 adopted under silence procedure during COVID-19 UNECE member States Gulnara Roll E345 Improve capacities of UNECE member States in developing evidence-based policy measures to meet their commitments under MIPAA/RIS and 2017 Lisbon Ministerial Declaration: Ageing (Phase III) The objective of the project is to support the implementation of the programme of work of the Working Group on Ageing (WGA) and assist UJNECE member States in developing evidence- based policy measures to meet their commitments under the Regional Implementation Strategy of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPS) and the 2017 Lisbon Ministerial Declaration. (...) Sweden, other voluntary contributions by UNECE member States May 2015 - Dec-17 18-May-15 All UNECE countries Vitalija Gaucaite Wittich E223 ECE country profiles on Housing and Land Management for CIS countries: Armenia and Uzbekistan To prepare an assessment of the housing and land management sectors and to formulate policy recommendations improving housing and land management systems in Armenia and Uzbekistan.
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Score: 763990.53 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DA...ectMonitoringTool/PMT_HLMP.pdf
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