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More public housing expected as housing act passed

The National Assembly adopted on Wednesday an amended housing act whose overarching goal is to increase the number of public rental homes in the country.

Under the new legislation, public housing funds will be allowed to take on more debt to speed up construction of new flats. According to government projections, an extra EUR 200 million in fresh borrowing for housing construction will be released. At the same time a public service will be established acting as an intermediary and manager of rental homes. It is believed that thousands of flats in Slovenia are currently idle.

By: J.S., STA

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