Family spending institute calls for higher salary limit for social housing


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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