There is a major shortage of affordable housing in Assen, Groningen and the region in between the two cities. Over the next twenty years, 35,000 additional homes will have to be built in the Groningen-Assen Region (RGA) to solve the housing shortage, say a group of city and provincial leaders. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
In the six regions where the housing shortage is highest, new homes will be built at an accelerated pace in the coming years. One of these is the municipality of Groningen, which has a well-documented housing shortage that means that there is not only a dearth of starter-sales properties, but also a serious lack of housing for students and graduates in the rental market.
According to spokesperson Inge Klinkert of the Groningen – Assen consultation, a plan will be drawn up around 35,000 homes in the near future. Precisely what the plan will entail is not yet known.
Klinkert: “It may be that they often end up in the same place, or that it is decided to distribute them very much. Are we going to urbanise or not? This also includes things like mobility and public transport connections. Of course, we won’t just put homes down somewhere.”