MEP calls for EU state aid rules to adapt to housing crisis

Kim van Sparrentak acted as rapporteur for an affordable housing report produced by the European Parliament in 2020, which said that European fiscal policies were restricting member states from investing sufficiently in housing provision

5th December, 2021
MEP calls for EU state aid rules to adapt to housing crisis
Kim van Sparrentak, a Dutch MEP: ‘A lot of people think the private market will fix issues with housing affordability and I think we’re now at a point where we’re actually proving in real life that the market is not fixing this situation’

European state aid rules should be changed to specifically allow states to increase investment in the delivery of social housing, the rapporteur for affordable housing in the European Parliament has said.

Kim van Sparrentak, a Dutch MEP, acted as rapporteur for the affordable housing report produced by the European Parliament in 2020. The document outlined how the European Union can address key housing issues and end homelessness within ten years.

The report said that European fiscal...

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