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Boosting the public housing supply in Brussels

SLRB calls for PPP with an aim of 500 affordable homes

Brussels, 14 April 2016 | Published in Economy

Our Belgian member organisation SLRB (Société du logement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale) held a conference on 13r April to promote its public/private partnership (PPP) call to build 500 new affordable homes in Brussels. SLRB is hoping to encourage private developers to come up with innovative housing projects that the organization will finance.

With a budget of 197 million Euros, this call happens to be one of the biggest housing PPP in Brussels. This project is incorporated within the framework of the investment policy relaunch in Brussels public housing, through the Alliance Habitat construction plan that started in 2013.

An informative session was organized on the premises of Beci, the regional Chamber of Commerce and industry to give a chance to any private developer that might be interested in the project to find out more and explore cooperation opportunities.

Brussels housing minister Céline Fremault who participated at the event said that “demographic growth, pauperization, rises in housing prices and property shortage” are challenges that “public authorities cannot entirely address by themselves”. Mrs. Fremault added that private developers’ “expertise and collaboration” is needed and valued for public housing construction.