Berlin Mayor names affordable housing as priority for 2019

Berlin Mayor names affordable housing as priority for 2019

Residential construction and affordable rents in Berlin are a focus of the red-red-green coalition in the new year. This was announced by Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller on 11 January 2019 at his first press conference of the year.

Michael Müller

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Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)

"It remains an urgent task to create more and new living space," said the SPD politician. Currently, 15,000 apartments are being built each year. "This is a giant step forward", Müller said. "But it must be perpetuated." According to him, in addition to municipal housing companies, private investors are also needed.

Müller sees leeway for buying apartments

"But in addition to the new building, we also want to see how we can make a good offer in the portfolio," Müller added. "And this is where municipalisation plays a role." According to Müller, the goal of the coalition remains to buy apartments from private investors in order to secure affordable rents for Berliners in the long term.
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