For more than 30 years, Juwo has been renting out affordable living quarters to young adults with a modest income. Today, the association rents out more than 1,445 apartments to around 3,130 young tenants.
Juwo offers a pragmatic solution to the residency problems of young adults – simply and without ideological blinkers. Juwo’s tenants are young adults who are pursuing their studies, whether at a university, a vocational school or as part of an apprenticeship.
Around five to ten percent of the tenants are referred to us through social services and make use of our tenant advisory services. The aim is to enable these young people to lead independent lives.
Part of our advisory services are financed by a performance mandate with the city of Zurich. Otherwise, Juwo is self-supporting without any funding from the authorities. Donations from foundations and private individuals are not used to cover ongoing costs, instead they are used for housing space projects.
Juwo works closely with institutions from politics, the economy and the social sector.
Juwo is neutral and receives widespread denominational, political, and social support. Its members include almost all political parties, youth parties and both national churches.
Juwo acquires housing by purchase or building rights and, where necessary, carries out minor renovations cost-effectively and sustainably. Thus, Juwo has a secured portfolio of its own properties.
Qualified employees from the areas of real estate management, social support, project development and finance all work at the Juwo office. With their knowledge and experience, the Juwo team ensures that our services are executed in a professional, quick and friendly manner.
On the management committees of the association and the foundation are experts from the areas of management, real estate, communication and law. They monitor operations at the office and set the course for the future development of Juwo.
"I was impressed by the level of professionalism."Jörg Weisshaupt, former Juwo Ombudsman