Social responsibility in letting

We attach great importance to having a social and demographic balance of tenants on our estates and seek to prevent one‑sided changes in tenant structures.

Social Housing

In this context we have made a Promise to our tenants, in which among other things we undertake to ensure that one in four new lets are to someone entitled to a certificate of eligibility for social housing. These people find it particularly difficult to find an apartment on the current market. We kept this promise again in 2020 and let some 30 % of our residential units to people eligible for social housing.

Some 30 % of apartments let to tenants eligible for social housing

Projects against domestic violence

In the reporting year, Deutsche Wohnen also supported two campaigns that aid victims of domestic violence and draw attention to this topic, which has become even more urgent as a result of the pandemic‑related lockdowns. One of the initiatives, #sicherheim, raises funding for women’s rights organisations.

The company also actively supported the § 25/11 campaign by putting up notices in the entrance halls of its properties in Berlin. The aim of this campaign organised by the Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen e.V. (SkF) and the Berlin‑based PEIX agency group is to make people aware of the help available to women at risk of domestic violence.

One woman in four experiences domestic violence. For this reason, women and their children are frequently forced to seek refuge in a women’s shelter. The Caritas charity launched the project NeuRaum – Wohnen nach dem Frauenhaus (New‑Space‑Life After the Women’s Shelter) in 2015 to make it easier for these women to find a new, safe home. Deutsche Wohnen has supported this project from the beginning as one of its key partners by making housing available. At the same time, we have worked closely with Hestia e.V. since 2013, providing this Berlin‑based association with apartments quickly and expediently for women at risk of being the victims of violence.

Deutsche Wohnen has supported this project from the beginning as one of its key partners by making housing available.

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