It must become cheaper to construct new houses, states the housing delegation 2030, which has been commissioned by the Swedish Union of Tenants to present ideas to resolve the housing crisis.
“The cost of building houses compared to other production of goods in Sweden is extremely high,” says former politician Anders Sundström (S), chair of the delegation. This is due to regulation and local production of housing.
To bring down the cost of land, municipalities need to work actively to acquire land and invest in roads, water and sewage systems. He also does not believe land should be allocated to the building developers who pay the highest price. Instead it should go to whoever can create the most cost-effective houses in the area.
Housing minister Peter Eriksson (Green) is positive to the proposals although he does not believe that legislation is the way to go.
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