Straubing (dpa / lby) - The heads of over forty Bavarian cities are calling for a new housing program from the state government. The municipalities complained on Wednesday about the unfavorable framework conditions for housing construction given the lack of land and rapidly rising construction costs. "Municipalities have been fighting for years with blunt tools against the lack of availability of land and rising land costs," said Straubing Mayor Markus Pannermayr (CSU), chairman of the Bavarian Association of Cities. The cities need a “new housing pact”.
The first housing pact from 2015 was a state government funding program that was very popular with municipalities and housing companies. According to the announcement, the mayors of the urban districts and large district towns discussed this with Minister of Construction Christian Bernreiter (CSU) at their conference in Straubing. The appeal stems from fears that housing construction could collapse next year.