Circulation, regulation and transformation
Our construction speed and output will be greater than ever before. Nevertheless, the reality shows that merely constructing houses will not create a fairer housing market. Houses are for people to live in. As such, we will implement an act so that it becomes mandatory for the purchasing party to live in the purchased house rather than to rent it out or sell it for a quick profit. This act will be protected by means of an anti-speculation clause. Additionally, we are committed to use all the tools available to the municipality to regulate the price of middle income homes and to lobby for the regulation of rent prices of middle income homes at the government level.
D66 hopes to free up more homes in social housing by stimulating house moves so people live in homes that actually suit their needs and wants. This is currently not the case as too many people live in homes that are either too large or too cheap for their family set-up or wallet. By allocating people to houses that better fit their needs we will make homes available for people on the waiting lists that are desperate to find a home. We want to stimulate moving houses by offering movers increased financial compensation, professional assistance, an information campaign and collaboration with the wider region. Additionally, we will make agreements with housing corporations to stimulate mobility from social housing to middle income housing for whoever can afford it. Finally, we aim to make empty buildings liveable by transforming shops and offices into homes, by topping up buildings, reclaiming empty storage space above shops in the city center, and to build temporary circular houses in places without permanent residential destinations.