By: P.T., STA
The government adopted a set of changes to the housing act to increase the number of public rental homes in the country, the Government Communication Office (UKOM) said.
The bill allows public housing funds to borrow more, and establishes a public service acting as an intermediary and manager of rental homes. It also brings the first rise in uncommercial rents since 2007 but also higher subsidies for tenants eligible for uncommercial rents. The national Housing Fund will moreover have a pre-emptive right in buying municipal land designated for construction to build apartment buildings.