“Deutsche Wohnen is committed to creating strong neighbourhoods in its housing estates. And we are especially interested in providing help and support to children and young people – in particular in the Sahlkamp district with its social challenges,” explains Jeanette Pietsch, the head of the Service Point in Hanover.
Deutsche Wohnen owns almost 5,400 flats in Hanover, the capital city of the Federal State of Lower Saxony, and its neighbouring areas. Of these flats, 1,385 are in the district of Sahlkamp. This makes Deutsche Wohnen one of the largest housing companies in this city. In Sahlkamp, Deutsche Wohnen works closely with local social institutions and supports, for example, the NaDu children’s centre (www.nadu-kinderhaus.de).
The Hanover Holiday Pass is a summer holiday programme devised by the city of Hanover in cooperation with various clubs and associations, and is targeted at children aged 6 to 15. With its motto, “Summer haze: laugh – discover – be amazed”, this year’s pass offers a wide variety of things to do. The programme includes, for example, a free dip in numerous open-air swimming baths, and free entrance or entrance at a reduced fee for hundreds of events and other one-off activities. For further information about the Hanover Holiday Pass, please see www.die-feriencard-hannover.de.
Deutsche Wohnen is one of the largest publicly listed residential property companies in Germany and Europe with a business focus on managing and developing its residential property portfolio. As at 31 March 2015 the portfolio comprised 148,900 units, of which 146,800 were residential and 2,100 commercial. Deutsche Wohnen owns flats in four Berlin Modernist housing estates, which were given UNESCO world cultural heritage status in July 2008: White City, the Horseshoe Estate in Britz, the Carl Legien Estate in Prenzlauer Berg and the Ring Estate (Siemensstadt).