Our home-ravaged country has to cough up 6.500 homes for asylum seekers.
This request comes from the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Ankie Broekers-Knol of the VVD.
Broekers-Knol asks the municipalities and provinces to provide her with the homes. In addition, she is also looking for new reception places for asylum seekers. The asylum seekers centers are in fact on their tax.
The Netherlands is full, packed. With 421 inhabitants per square kilometer, the country is the most densely populated country in the EU, after Malta.
Since the Second World War, there has been a chronic housing shortage in the country. In addition to waiting times of about fifteen years for a rental home, many people also find it very difficult to buy a home. House prices are extremely high and many people pay their mortgages to the bank for XNUMX years.
Geert Wilders tweeted:
The VVD is completely lost. Even in times of crisis, fortune seekers are given free homes by VVD Secretary of State Broekers-Knol and Dutch people who have been on the waiting list for years have been checked. Dutch last.
- Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) April 17, 2020
State Secretary Ankie Broekers-Knol has asked municipalities and provinces today to give 6500 status holders a home in the second half of this year https://t.co/zpdNp0mdyd
- AD.nl (@ADnl) April 16, 2020
A solution to the housing shortage is to have LESS CHILDREN - but that is already happening.
The native Dutch population is even shrinking. The growth of the Dutch population can therefore only be explained by immigration and higher birth rates among the immigrant population. Immigration and the housing market are inextricably linked. After all, new residents compete for a new home.
However, the competition is not entirely fair. Status holders receive help in looking for a home.
Municipalities, provinces and the national government (central government) work together to help asylum seekers find a home. They always receive PRIORITY over Dutch citizens looking for housing.
In addition, the asylum seekers also receive a 'loan' from the Social Services to furnish their home - a loan that is usually converted into a gift (of ten thousand euros).
State Secretary Broekers-Knol now calls for the release of 6 homes for permit holders for the next 6.500 months.
Currently some 5.800 migrants are waiting for a home, but this number will increase during the year.
Originally, the State Secretary hoped for a HIGHER NUMBER of houses, but this is not possible due to the corona virus.
At the same time, it seems that migration to the Netherlands continues to be death-filled:
The Netherlands says it will expand the number of asylum seeker centers.
That is why as many oldies (dry wood) as possible are eliminated in the corona mortality figures of RIVM.
That is ticking nicely: already 3.500 homes for the new Dutch.