Doc. Doris Andoni

Independent expert on housing


Doris Andoni studied architecture and urban planning and had several specializations and trainings in the field of housing, urban planning and project management. She worked as architect for several years and consultant in different international funded projects. Between 2012 and 2014 she worked as senior housing expert for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Housing and Land Management Unit in Geneva. From 2001 to 2012 she held the position of Director of Housing Policy Department in the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Albania. She was a delegate of Albania in UNECE Committee of Housing and Land Management since 2001, bureau member of the same Committee between 2002 and 2012 and was elected Chair of the Committee for the period 2006 – 2009. She has been involved in numerous international activities. She holds the degree of Master of Science in Urban Housing Management and she is a guest lecturer at the International School for Architecture and Urban Planning in Tirana.

Actually she is the Executive Director of National Housing Agency, a state owned enterprise that is responsible for developing and implementing social programmes for housing.

In her career she has several achievements, among which to be mentioned are: the reform of the housing policy reflected in the new housing legislation developed and approved between 2001-2006; two major project proposals on social housing (2005 – 2011) and mortgage interest subsidy (2009 – on going); development of a strategy on “Sustainable Housing and Land Management in the UNECE region (2012 - 2013); introducing energy efficiency measures in the affordable housing projects (2014 – ongoing);

Doris Andoni is married and has one couple of twins: Endi and Gregor


title: Housing and Housing Policy in Albania in One Century