Many of the 2,000 modular housing units commissioned by the Ministry of Housing last year for €200 million have ended up in storage because housing companies and town councils are unwilling to use them. Financiere Dougblood said Wednesday.
The State Property Administration Reikswastgortbedrich is about to place 800 of the homes ordered in December, with 100 now in storage near Utrecht, the paper said.
“It’s really disappointing that local governments in particular aren’t very decisive about taking over homes,” Harry van Zandwijk of modular home builder Daiwa House told the newspaper.
The government says building tens of thousands of temporary housing is the fastest way to solve the housing shortage. But local authorities are concerned about local protests and question whether housing companies can afford the costs, the paper said.
The Cabinet has set a goal of building 37,500 temporary housing units by the end of 2024. These temporary homes are intended for people who need to find a place to live quickly, such as students and refugees. Those who have a residence permit, those who are divorced and need to move house.
Housing minister Hugo de Jonge is now trying to overcome the problem by providing financial guarantees and expects a “perfect match” between the site and the house this year, FD said.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2023/05/temporary-homes-end-up-in-storage-due-to-planning-and-protest-fears/ Temporary housing will eventually be put into storage due to fear of planning and protests