“This is a truly innovative project. Not only were these people helped out of their worrisome situation, many of them also experienced a mental boost. They felt that they were contributing, not only improving their homes, but also the entire neighbourhood a nicer place to live.”
- Kathleen van Brempt, S&D MEP and Vice President
Dampoort knapT OP! is an innovative project that focusses on "necessity buyers" who are people that out of necessity bought a house which is in a very poor state. The project tried and succeeded to help 10 families in a specifically defined area in the city of Gent, out of this situation and helped these vulnerable families to transform their houses into a healthier, safer, comfortable and more energy efficient home. This was done via a multi-layered approach combing social, technical and financial guidance and support, which was as much unique as it was necessary for the project to succeed.