Fast lane in Brussels for social housing development

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By 2024, the housing association of the Brussels-Capital Region (SLRB) intends to add 7,050 social housing units: 6,400 to be built and 650 to be acquired as quickly as possible. To achieve this ambitious objective, three scenarios are under consideration: the turnkey acquisition of buildings which are already constructed, under construction or not yet built but having obtained their permit; the firm reservation of projects to be developed; or the classic acquisition of buildings on the market.

To attract developers, Nawal Ben Hamou, the Brussels Secretary of State for housing, has put in place a fast lane in place for the granting of permits which is designed to reduce the time frame from 400 to 95 days! The first call for projects is in progress until April 27th. Further such calls will take place three to four times a year.

For a housing project to be selected, it has to meet a series of criteria, including its location in a residential area and its proximity to a school, public transport and shops.

Read more in the Trends report [ Des permis express pour les logements sociaux en Région bruxelloise ]