Boom in public rental flats expected due to legislative changes

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By: G.U., STA

The government expects that up to 10,000 new public rental apartments could be available within five to ten years under recently adopted housing act changes.

The amendments to the housing act, adopted by the government last week and submitted to parliament, among others allow the national housing fund and municipal housing funds to borrow more. “The key objective of housing policy is to secure more public rental flats,” Environment Minister Andrej Vizjak told the press.