Given the context of increased heterogeneous immigration to European cities, HOUSE-IN discusses existing research findings with respect to a common understanding of a Housing-Integration-Nexus. The project identifies knowledge and implementation gaps towards integrative housing strategies in European cities, while the focus is put on the situation of migrants and refugees.

The pivotal question is: How can integration be achieved through inclusive housing strategies in urban neighbourhoods?

To respond to this question, HOUSE-IN (1) uses existing inter-disciplinary and trans-regional knowledge for identifying gaps at the housing-integration intersection, (2) co-creates new paradigms of discourse and co-design innovative housing strategies based on a cross-case learning exchange and (3) fosters new capacities for policy and action trough building a comprehensive methodology for transfer of knowledge. To reach this, HOUSE-IN sets up an Urban Living Lab process including two implementation cases and will bring together local stakeholders’ (municipality, housing companies, NGOs, etc.) perspectives for co-creating innovation for improvement.

The project was implemented from July 2021 to November 2022 under JPI Urban Migration call and in Latvia is financed by the Ministry of Education and Science. You can find more information about the project here. Centre for Public Anthropology team includes Ieva Raubiško, Kārlis Lakševics un Andris Šuvajevs. To share and get involved in the project, please contact

Policy guidelines

HOUSE-IN Policy Information #1: Forced migrants’ access to housing. Challenges, responses, and recommendations to enable arrival through supporting the right to adequate housing

HOUSE-IN Policy Information #2: Enabling settling down and belonging: Creating structures that facilitate forced migrants in becoming part of the urban society

HOUSE-IN Policy Information #3: Discrimination against forced migrant newcomers in the housing market – challenges and possible governance responses

Academic and other publications

Lakševics, K., Franz, Y., Haase, A., Nasya, B., Patti, D., Reeger, U., Raubiško, I., Schmidt, A., & Šuvajevs, A. (2023). The permanent regime of temporary solutions: Housing of forced migrants in Europe as a policy challenge (European Urban and Regional Studies)

Astolfo, G., & Allsopp, H. (2023). The coloniality of migration and integration: continuing the discussion (Comparative Migration Studies)

Haase, Arroyo, Astolfo, Franz, Laksevics, Lazarenko, Nasya, Reeger & Schmidt (2023). Housing refugees from Ukraine: preliminary insights and learnings from the local response in five European cities (Urban Research & Practice)

Stevens, U. & Bod, S. (2023). Overcoming isolation: multigenerational and multicultural co-housing in Sweden (Cooperative City Magazine)

Stevens, U. (2023). Vienna’s Wohnpartner: Overcoming Conflicts In Social Housing (Cooperative City Magazine)

Saadeh, B. (2022). Inclusion Potentials of Co-Housing – A Look at OASE.inklusiv (Cooperative City Magazine)

Haase, Allsopp, Arroyo, Franz, Laksevics, Lazarenko, Nasya, Raubisko, Reeger, Saadeh, Schmidt, Stevens 2022. Refugee migration from Ukraine to other parts of Europe: Challenges to the housing-integration intersection at the city level (Radical Housing Journal)

Documentation of the HOUSE-IN Cross-Country Online Exchange: How to cope with future challenges. Learning with Ukraine (September 28, 2022)

Documentation of the HOUSE-IN Cross-Country Online Exchange: Connecting racism and discrimination in refugee housing and home-making (September 20, 2022)

Astolfo, Allsopp, Duszczyk, Franz, Haase, Laksevics, Nasya, Raubisko, Reeger, Schmidt 2022. Now and then. Precariousness, double standards and racism in housing refugees (UCL DPU Blog & Cooperative City Magazine)

Nasya, B. (2022) Social housing with self-determination: Wiener Wohnen’s quest to involve tenants in decision-making (Cooperative City Magazine)

Wessels, J. (2022). Visit to Sällbo - JPI Urban Europe Housing and Integration study visit - 8 June 2022 (Short film)

Adiene, S. et al (2022). Welcome to the Latvian housing market! International student housing pathways in Latvia

Raubiško, Šuvajevs, Lakševics (2021). Migrants' Access to Housing - City Report Riga