01 Feb '23

Investing in affordable housing

door Gerard Hautekeur
Four out of five 18 to 30-year-old residents from Grimbergen, Kampenhout, Steenokkerzeel and Zemst say they want to continue living in their municipality, according to a survey carried out by the local authorities in question and Woonwinkel Noord 3Wplus housing consultants.

However, the main concern of these young people is being priced out of the housing market owing to spiralling property prices. The Vlabinvest agency’s strategic land acquisition policy is designed to drive down land prices as part of its remit to deliver affordable rented/owner-occupier dwellings, with priority being granted to people having links to the area.