Huge and urgent job, De Jonge calls home shortage approach

More social rental properties, building, building and building, more senior homes, fewer procedures and โ€œmaking paceโ€ with flex homes. There is no shortage of plans by Hugo de Jonge, the new Minister of Housing and Spatial Planning (VRO), who today talked to the House of Representatives about his approach to the tightness in the housing market.

There is a shortage of 279,000 homes this year and all parties are very concerned about this. Divorced couples must live together in one house or bivouac at a holiday park, MPs brought forward. House prices are also so high that many Dutch people have to fall back on the free rental sector, where profit-hungry investors demand sky-high prices, others said.

Tough job

So the eyes of the House were focused on De Jonges plans. Does he have Columbuss egg? With a limited number of solutions, you wont get there, says De Jonge. โ€œIts one, one, and.โ€ The problems are simply far too extensive. โ€œWe have had too great faith in the market, in the free play of forcesโ€.

This is how the housing crisis arose:

The opposition parties SP, Denk, GroenLinks and the PvdA expressed their displeasure about the recent rent increase of 2.3 percent in the social rental sector. โ€œHow can someone pay a rent increase of 100 eurosโ€, SP MP Beckerman wondered in doubt. The coalition parties understand the cabinet decision. โ€œIts a right decision, you cant spend money three times,โ€ concluded the CDA MP Geurts. For the time being, the cabinet also adheres to the planned rent increase.

Especially with the opposition, there were many concerns about the rapidly increasing middle rent. This involves renting from around 752 euros. According to Member of Parliament Azarkan, an apartment of no more than 100 square meters in the center of Breda will soon cost around 1800 euros. โ€œAverage income people, teachers, agents, cant go a way. Sometimes they lose more than 50 percent of their salary to living,โ€ says PvdA MP Nijboer. De Jonge will present initiatives to limit the middle rent in April.

Scarcity

Without โ€œbuilding, buildingโ€, not enough can be done at the high prices, says De Jonge. โ€œThere is a scarcity and that creates a price-generating effect.โ€

But that building will still take a while. Because the completion of new construction now takes an average of 10 years: 7 years for the procedures, 3 years before the actual construction. โ€œThats really too long.โ€

And thats how we come out of the housing crisis: