Bratislava wants more municipal rental apartments

The capital lacks 100,000-150,000 apartments with affordable rent.

Slovakia lacks rental housing.Slovakia lacks rental housing. (Source: Sme)

Bratislava city council wants to build, or prepare for building, 700 municipal rental apartments by the end of its election period in 2022. Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo announced this plan in early October.

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“Over the following days we will introduce a complex concept of how we intend to obtain these apartments,” said Vallo, as cited by the TASR news wire.

In total, the city council wants to obtain 1,243 rental apartments with regulated prices. Of these, 887 apartments will be built by the city council, 105 will be reconstructed city apartments, 150 are to be built in cooperation with partners such as the biggest Slovak bank Slovenská Sporiteľňa and the house construction savings bank Prvá Stavebná Sporiteľňa and 101 will be built by developers as part of their projects.

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