Federation for
Housing and

Organisation and Governance

IFHP Governance structure in brief

Governance is not a goal in itself but a means to achieving a goal. The goal is to transform and sustain IFHP into its second century - and good governance is one good tool to achieve that. The aim of the new governance structure is to create an efficient and effective organization and to encourage an active membership.


The chosen structure was one of “People-Parliament-Cabinet”: Members elect a Council that elects a Board which manages IFHP affairs within annual financial and content frameworks that are in turn approved and monitored by the Council. The Board appoints a CEO as head of the Office and the CEO operates directly under the authority of the Board.


Download formal IFHP documents

>> Articles of association


>> Council election rules


Meet the team behind IFHP

>> IFHP Office (HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark)


>> Board Members


>> Council Members (elected 2014-17)


>> National Chapters


>> Membership directory - members can receive this list by writing or calling the IFHP Office.