Housing Innovation

Housing innovation from the bottom up: Creating co-housing and co-living for economically vulnerable groups

There is a severe lack of affordable housing in Sweden impacting on living conditions for groups with weaker economy. With this initiative, we will learn from and further develop these projects and their collective knowledge, in order to concretely create affordable co-building and co-housing. 

Funder: Vinnova.
Budget: 3,8 million SEK.
Time period: Nov 2021–Apr 2026.

Case study area: To begin implementation of programs for co-building housing for economically weak groups in one or more Swedish municipalities. 


Jaan-Henrik Kain, Project leader, Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg
Jenny Stenberg, Gothenburg Research Institute, University of Gothenburg
Sara Eby Palm, Bitti Alvin Lehmann, Söderhamn municipality
Maria Nordström, Stenbacken housing and work cooperative 
Jesper Bryngelsson, Kenneth Berglund, Alfredo Torrez, Union of Tenants
Tinna Harling, Anna Berglund, Egnahemsfabriken Tjörn
John Areblad, Kanvassfilm

Presentation 2022-04-25 of Government Inquiry by Karolina Skog: Socially sustainable housing (Swedish).