Information about our partners

Extensive cooperation with partners both in the public and the private sector is a prerequisite for good results for the Norwegian State Housing Bank.

Here is a list of some of our most important partners.

The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) is a national member's association for municipalities, counties and public enterprises under municipal or county ownership. All municipalities and counties are members. KS is an employer's and central bargaining organisation, an advisory and consultative body, and acts as a spokesman and advocate vis-à-vis central government on behalf of its members.


The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) plays a broad participatory role in the world of work and society, and contributes to the financial security of the individual. This depends on close interaction with the user, working life and local authorities, and a sharper focus on people with special needs in relation to the labour market and others in a challenging life situation.


Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufdir) is the Norwegian governmental office for the welfare and protection of children and families. Its main objective is to provide services of high and accurate quality to children, young people and families in need of assistance and support regardless of where in Norway they live.


The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) was established in 2006 to act as a competence centre and a driving force for integration and diversity. IMDi's goal is to contribute to equality in living conditions and diversity through employment, integration and participation. The directorate cooperates with immigrant organisations/ groups, municipalities, government agencies and the private sector. It provides advice and implements government policy.


Founded in 1946, the Norwegian Federation of Co-operative Housing Associations (NBBL) is a national membership association representing 86 co-operative housing associations - counting 772 000 individual members and 378 000 housing units in close to 5100 affiliated housing co-operatives. NBBL support housing initiatives in partnership with local organisations abroad aimed at low income groups through various forms of development co-operation north-south,including short and long term technical assistance.


Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) is an independent social science research centre whose mission is to develop and publicise research-based insights for the benefit of decision-makers and other members of society.

In a local context NIBR does research on housing issues and urban development. We focus on market based housing, home ownership and social housing in Norway. Our urban development research comprises a wide range of topics: from urban competitiveness, urban governance, climate change and sustainability, housing area upgrading, and social development and inclusion. In our international research we work on urban governance, decentralised social infrastructure and service provision in urban areas, and urban livelihood, including housing, in countries such as Tanzania, Malawi, Vietnam, South Africa and Portugal.


Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) conducts research on different aspects of society and the welfare state. We focus on the whole range of the life course: from the early years to the later life. The research is centered around Norwegian society, but international projects form a growing and important addition. On this website you will find presentations of research results and information about publications, projects, and our researchers


Fafo was founded by the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) in 1982 and was reorganised as a foundation in 1993 with contributions from LO, Orkla ASA, Umoe AS, Elkem ASA, Coop Norge, Sparebank1 Gruppen, Fagforbundet, and Telenor AS.

Fafo develops and disseminates knowledge about changes in living and working conditions, societal participation, democracy and development in a range of social and economic settings. Our ambition is to contribute to processes of social and economic development based on rigorous ethical and scientific standards.