Every year, De Eerste Kamer conducts a survey to identify what is going on among tenants of an ‘Accommodate’ residence at DUWO. The tenants at DUWO Accommodate are mostly international tenants who need a room for a short period of time. By means of the survey, we try to get a picture of the experience and appreciation of tenants in the area of the search process for a residence, the accommodation and the services of DUWO. Based on the results of the survey, we make recommendations to improve the housing situation. These will be handed over to DUWO The Hague in the form of unsolicited advice.
Starting in 2020, De Eerste Kamer will conduct an annual survey among regular tenants in order to identify what their living experience is. These reports are also offered to DUWO in the form of unsolicited advice.
National Monitor Student Housing
The National Monitor Student Housing is published annually by Kences, the alliance of social student housing companies – in which DUWO participates – and deals with students and their housing and predicts the housing needs. The survey of approximately 45,000 students and the ministry’s estimates lead to statistics and forecasts about the number of students by age, gender, university of applied sciences/university education (hbo/wo), bachelor’s/master’s degree and whether or not they live at home. A summary is given of the size, composition and expected developments for the next 8 years of the student population and student housing. Attention is also paid to affordability, housing requirements and international students. DUWO bases its policy on these figures.