Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - The Hessian housing industry has taken a critical stock of the work of the federal government in Berlin. The challenges for the industry have grown dramatically with the Ukraine war, said Axelexpand, board member of the Association of the Southwest German Housing Industry, on Wednesday in Frankfurt.
Soaring construction and energy prices, growing problems in procuring materials and rising interest rates formed a "perfect storm". The causes are not to be blamed on politicians, but "unfortunately, effective countermeasures to defuse the situation have so far not been successful." He also made politics in Hesse responsible: "Where the state government has leeway, for example in funding and tax policy, it has to use it," said Thousand Pounds.
The federal government's goal of 400,000 new apartments per year cannot currently be achieved, said Gerald Lipka, Managing Director of BFW Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland. All political levels must ensure that construction does not become more expensive. "This requires available and affordable land, streamlined development plans, fast approval processes and a little more economic realism."
Younes Frank Ehrhardt, Managing Director of Haus