A new government will mean a new housing policy. It is the image that has the sign up the last week, after the newspaper Klassekampen has put the spotlight on opposisjonens programarbeid.
In both the Labour party, the SOCIALIST, center party, Red and Miljøpartiet De Green boligpolitikken an important part of the work towards the landsmøtene next spring.
That the present coalition want to mark on housing policy is not strange. Since regjeringsskiftet in 2013 have house prices risen by about 35 per cent. This summer burns the housing market in several places in the country.
But there are also large regional differences. In urban areas the prices have risen the most. For 2019 showed the so-called Sykepleierindeksen that of an average nurse only afford three per cent of the houses that were sold in Oslo, while the hen had advice to two of the three homes sold in Porsgrunn and Skien.
the Reasons why inflation has been so great is more. In some places, as in the Oslo-area, it has been built too small, while tilflyttingen only have increased. At the same time, the interest rate fell, which has made it far cheaper to operate a loan for those who are coming into the housing market.
Government have taken more good grip the last few years, to introduce boliglånsforskriften and to increase the tax on the rental property. But the former is the grip also shows how complicated boligpolitikken is.
the Regulation has reached the goal to put a brakes for boligprisveksten, which makes it unclear what has been the overall effect of førstegangskjøperne. But the goal is reached by setting restrictions for homebuyers ' borrowing. It has given førstegangskjøperne with substantial parents in the back an advantage.
This is an injustice the rest of the boligpolitikken must rectify. And it without creating new injustices and complicated schemes.
In an interview with Aftenposten hits the Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre blink when he says that "it's all about the tax system and whether to build new homes", and to strengthen the Norwegian state housing bank and increase the study support.
A gradual removal of tax benefits for those who have already gotten into the housing market - that AUF is a driving force - will provide a more fair distribution of the tax burden, and make it easier for those who stand outside. To build more where needed homes will do the same.
However, alternative measures will, as Støre mention, could also play a role, if they are targeted, uncomplicated and powerful. It is including worth to retrieve experiences from the Oslo municipality pilot projects for what is called "a third boligsektor".
This is the attempt that must be evaluated thoroughly. But if they succeed, they will be important contributions to a healthier housing market in the pressområdene.Listen to the activists Comment You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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