Skaeve Huse

Skaeve Huse

Skaeve Huse is a Danish expression which means something like special houses for special people. It refers to a project in Denmark that has been set up to house people who can no longer be housed through the regular housing system, because of their history as problem- or nuisance tenants. In 2006 Amsterdam adopted the Danish approach by creating a pilot scheme in the harbor area to the west of the city. This project (see below) consists of 6 houses built by Tempohousing. It offers accommodation to a small group of people, often with a history of mental health problems, together with a supervisor. The approach turned out to be successful and more project are expected in Holland.