The objective of the reform and investment under the "Housing policy" component is to create the conditions for strengthening the stock of public rental housing through housing policy reform and related investment in new rental housing and the purchase and renovation of existing empty housing. This will reduce housing costs for targeted groups, including socially disadvantaged individuals and families.
Increasing the public rental housing stock – reform
The objective of the reform is to increase the number of public rented dwellings in Slovenia, particularly for socially disadvantaged and marginalised groups.
The reform includes the entry into force of amendments to the Housing Act that will harmonise the level of non-profit rent of public housing funds and allow for additional borrowing by these funds. These amendments are expected to ensure the long-term financial stability of public housing funds in Slovenia.
The amendments will also establish a public rental housing service, which aims to acquire and renovate existing empty private dwellings for the purpose of affordable housing.
Overall, the reform is expected to facilitate the construction of at least 5,000 additional rental dwellings and the activation of around 2,000 currently empty private dwellings, which would be put up for public rental by the owners and then sublet to the beneficiaries by the public rental provider, to be bought and renovated by public housing funds.
Provision of public rental housing – investment
The objective of the investment is to reduce the shortage of public rental housing in Slovenia. The investment includes increasing the public rental housing stock by 480 housing units. Projects by municipalities, housing funds and other organisations set up with the aim of meeting public housing needs, which may include the construction of new buildings, the purchase of or the purchase and renovation of new housing, will be selected through a public call for proposals. The investment aims to reduce the shortage of public rental housing in Slovenia. The investment includes the construction of 480 new housing units. The projects of municipal housing funds and other organisations set up with the aim of meeting public housing needs will be selected through a public call for proposals.