5,000 low-cost wooden homes for Poles in 2019: official
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Some 5,000 low-cost wooden homes will be built in Poland next year as part of the government’s affordable housing programme, the country’s environment minister has said.
Poland's Environment Minister Henryk Kowalczyk. Photo: PAP/Jacek Turczyk
Both single-family houses and multi-storey apartment buildings will be constructed of wood as part of the project, Henryk Kowalczyk said on Thursday.
He told broadcaster Radio Plus that wooden homes would be made available for rental to tenants along the same rules as other dwellings built under the Polish government’s flagship Home-plus programme.
Kowalczyk on Wednesday said that a first batch of low-cost eco-friendly wooden homes would be completed this year on land owned by the state forestry authority in the south of the country.
Infrastructure and Construction Minister Andrzej Adamczyk said in December that Poland was near the bottom of the list in Europe in terms the number of housing units per 1,000 inhabitants, a statistic that he said “must be changed.”
According to real estate experts, there is still a shortage of around 3 million housing units in Poland.