Boom Boom Madrid: Disappearance of the Social

Jacob van Rijs

Published in Verb Crisis, 2008.

Can one then consider the affordable status of these apartments as disposable? Is it the purpose to build affordable houses that will disappear after ten years and therefore become “unaffordable?” Or, is it an optimistic suggestion to think that the widespread need for affordable housing is only temporary?

This latter consideration seems unlikely, as there will be a constant need for affordable apartments. The present principle requires a continuous production of new affordable homes, without many perspectives for shorter waiting lists. A shift towards the construction of more houses for rent instead of houses for sale

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