More social housing and sustainable homes in The Hague

The Hague presented its housing policy plans on 19 April for the period until 2030. The Hague would like to build more subsidised housing and more homes in the medium-range price segment. In addition, more homes will need to be made sustainable.

The emphasis in the coming decades will be placed on urban living: compact, with a high concentration of facilities.

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According to Deputy Mayor Joris Wijsmuller (Urban Development, Public Housing and Sustainability: ‘We need to build because we are growing. In doing so we are making our own local choices.’ Wijsmuller said that The Hague was the only one of the 4 biggest cities in the Netherlands which would be constructing enough homes for people in the affordable housing segment, spread through the city. The Hague is aiming for a diverse social-economic mix in its residential neighbourhoods.

Some 30% of the newly-constructed homes will be earmarked for subsidised housing. In addition, at least 200 fixer-uppers will become available each year for middle and lower income residents.

The Hague still has the ambition to become CO2-neutral by 2040. This will require extra measures to make homes more sustainable. Half of the city’s homes should have fossil-free heating in 2030.


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