Grant for research and development
The Housing Bank gives priority to improve skills and knowledge in the housing and building markets through its grant for research and development (R&D).
The Norwegian State Housing Bank administers two different grants for research and development. One is for the field of social housing and one for the promotion of quality in building design. The emphasis of the grant for quality in building design is placed on promoting environmentally sustainable solutions and universal design.
The grant is allocated to research and development projects as well as pilot projects and information activities. Priority is given to projects dealing with vulnerable households on the housing market, carried out by local governments and voluntary organisations. Special attention is given to the situation of homeless people.
The grant aims at developing the following areas:
- Further knowledge and information about housing issues connected to vulnerable social groups
- Realisation of good housing policy in local governments in cooperation with central actors in the housing sector
- Further knowledge and informing about quality in the built environment, climate challenges and other important environmental considerations in the housing- and building sector
- Further knowledge and information about universal design in the built environment