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Affordable housing for low-income households that is contributing to increased integration in society

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Coordinator Sire Fastigheter Siretorp AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration April 2018 - January 2019
Status Completed
Venture Social innovation - development and testing
Call Social innovation - step 1

Purpose and goal

With the help of our innovation method for housing development, we have developed a sustainable and scalable business model that enables newly-produced rental housing for economically resource-poor groups for 1160: - / sqm / year without being dependent on government subsidies. Through design, content and localisation in the city, the housing can contribute to a socially and economically mixed society, which helps to keep the city together as a functional and social unit and reduce the increasing polarization in society.

Expected results and effects

In the appendix we describe the project´s work process, which shows how we arrive at a value-based solution in the form of a business model. At the end of the appendix, we show how our project leads to savings for the public. There we show that society´s housing costs can decrease by about SEK 180,000 per year and per structurally homeless family we can offer a home for. Our pilot project has 45 apartments, of which 35 are for economically disadvantaged families, which means that society´s housing costs are reduced by approx. SEK 6.3 million per year and per property.

Planned approach and implementation

We have followed our approach with the service development process. In the business model innovation process we have acquired additional skills in the form of business advisors. There are people from the academy (Jönköping University), the private sector (Stratiteq and Nordea) and from the public sector (Almi and Innovation Skåne) with the distribution; 3 women and 2 men. Partly to get advice on the process and partly to get competent advice on the business model.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 5 February 2019

Reference number 2018-01380

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