More affordable homes coming in Haarlemmermeer


HAARLEMMERMEER municipality, the Eigen Haard housing association and the tenants’ federation Alert have expressed the intention in the so-called ‘prestatieafspraken’ (performance agreements) to build affordable homes in the coming years, with regard to liveability and sustainability, while also paying attention to housing for specific target groups and the quality of the homes.

This is the first ‘performance agreement’ that the parties involved will be concluding with each other. Eigen Haard has realised their first project in Haarlemmermeer with the Lincolnpark complex in Hoofddorp. The 225 homes have now been completed. A Lincolnpark residents’ committee is expected to be established in 2020.

The number of available properties in the Haarlemmermeer region is limited and there have been talks of scarcity. Especially in affordable housing for young people and seniors. “We would like to invest in Haarlemmermeer and will build 416 homes or transform existing buildings into homes over the next four years. For example, locations such as Wickevoort and Rooseveltpark,” said Danny Wijnbelt, Development Director at Eigen Haard.

Mieke Booij, the alderman for housing, is pleased with the signing of the performance agreements: “Working together with housing corporations, such as Eigen Haard, is important to realise our ambitions from the housing policy program 2019 – 2025. Next year we will be working closely with Eigen Haard and Alert to come to new long-term agreements. I look forward to our cooperation!” she said.