The Dutch family spending institute Nibud is calling for an increase in the income limit for social housing.
The institute says that it has become so expensive to buy a house or to rent one in the non-rent controlled sector that households with an income of between €38,000 and €40,000 are worse off than people living on benefits.
The current earnings maximum for social housing is around €30,000 for a family with children and this could be increased for some families, director Gerjoke Wilmink told news agency ANP.
He also called on political parties to take a good look at the impact of their tax plans on people on average incomes.
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