Demolishing 111 apartments – will build tenant owned apartments
The old 29, also called the “Ringen”, consists of six apartment buildings with 111 apartments. About 250 people live there.
”The apartment buildings are in very poor condition”Magnus Nilsson (KD), Chairman of Göingehem AB
The apartment buildings will start to be demolished as early as autumn.
– The apartment buildings are in very poor condition, says Magnus Nilsson (KD), Chairman of Göingehem AB, who is also a member of the three-party coalition (Treklövern) which runs Östra Göinge.
It would be too expensive to renovate the apartments.
– We have invested in a new preschool, expansion of the school, new library, renewing the town centre, bus lanes and a new playground. Soon we will have route 19. Now we want to move forward, says Patric Åberg.
”We’re not putting any of the tenants out on the street”Henrik Loveby, CEO of Göingehem
After demolishing 29, the municipality wants Göingehem to invest in new attractive housing, such as terraced houses.
Where will those who live in 29 go?
– This will take five to six years. There are quite a few people who move in and out of 29. But we’re not putting any of the tenants out on the street. They will be offered alternative accommodation with us, says Henrik Loveby, CEO of Göingehem.
The Million Programme
The Million Programme was a programme for building homes in Sweden in 1965–1975. It was adopted by the Social Democrats' party congress in 1964.
Every year from 1965–1974, the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) decided to grant loans for approximately 100,000 homes.