Providing affordable housing to low-income citizens is an endeavor which has marked most of Europe’s post-war urban landscapes. Belgium is no exception, though cities within its borders have priviliged particular solutions and experimentations according to their social, political and geographic contexts. With the establishment of the National Housing Agency (Société Nationale du Logement) in 1959, the housing agenda moved from co-operative workers dwellings, common in the inter-bellum period, to government-assisted social housing. From 1990, the creation of public regional housing companies has entailed further variety in social housing provision across the country. This tour traces the most salient experiences of the National Housing Agency as well as the post-1990 realizations, reflecting the multiplicity of actors engaged in social housing delivery in Belgium.
> 1 full day (8 hours) are available in several of Belgium’s main cities.