Housing shortage is a big issue. In order to fight the vacancy, all levers are set in motion. Baden-Württemberg pays municipalities a bonus.
Since the start of the bonus in July 2020, a total of 256 apartments have been won back for the housing market. Razavi said: "These are good and important steps on our way to activating the dormant reserves in the inventory. Because every apartment counts."
The payment rewards municipalities that help to re-let apartments that have been vacant for a long time. The state pays two net monthly rents (maximum 2000 euros) per reactivated apartment. The rooms must not have been occupied for at least six months.