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Housing policy : free of Debt and without homes

be the first and perhaps the only debt-free major city, sold to Dresden in the year 2006, its entire municipal housing stock. At the time, by a majority consisting of the CDU, the FDP, agreed in the city Council of the PDS, the citizens group and a SPD the city Council for the sale to the American invest company Fortress Share.

For 1.7 billion euros 48,000 apartments changed hands. Fortress took on the debt of the Woba and paid 982 million euros to the city. This was a blow to debt-free. Previously, there had been discussions about a social clear – cutting, if Dresden entschulde, but also on the impact of the sale of the Woba. The subsequent Left-hand atomizer ride about in such a way that the city Council group split. Later, it became clear that the sale was a flat bad political decision.

immigration, birth, boom, and a flourishing economy apartments were scarce. The Rents in Dresden, Germany have been rising for years, and also the Vonovia, the new owner of the former urban flats, the prices more and more. This conflicts with tenants. The tenants ' Association in Dresden accuses the Vonovia, to increase Rent whenever it comes.

Meanwhile, the city Council has decided, with the votes of the Left, the Greens and the SPD, a new urban housing company. Living in Dresden (WID) was established in September 2017, the first new social housing is expected to be completed in the second half of 2019.

Vienna built "castles of the proletariat"

Living in Vienna is still cost-effective. The reason for this lies in the recent history of the city, which is ruled since 1918, interrupted by fascism and national socialism – the social democratic. In the First Republic, the Vienna "Austro-Marxists had placed" attention to the improvement of the living conditions.

Until 1934, 65000 municipality were built apartments of high architectural quality "castles of the proletariat" – is financed by taxes on luxury goods, house staff, and Property. After 1945, the housing was continued by the municipality of Vienna, if not more so militant financing.

Today, a third of the 1.9 million population of Vienna lives on buildings in the parish, another third in the city of subsidized apartments built by non-profit cooperatives. This may only require a "cost rent", which yields, apart from a slight return on Equity no return on investment. In the future, the city will require the rezoning of land in building land, even a certain number of subsidised apartments.

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Social housing is Smaller and higher

Paul F. Duwe

to build The relatively low Rents in the community built or supported apartments and the prices on the free market. In the allocation of flats, the income ceiling is set too high, so as to ensure social mix. A family with two children can have up to 84000 euros in annual income, and yet a supported apartment.

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