Municipalities angry about penalty for too few asylum seekers housing

Gepubliceerd op 5 november 2016 om 13:41

Certainly 32 municipalities are likely to be fined because they have helped many people with a residence permit to a home. Minister Plasterk (Interior) wants to introduce the measure. The municipalities are not there to talk about, NOS reported.


More than 13,000 people still live in refugee centers while they have already received a residence permit. They must therefore remain in the Netherlands, but still have no home and can not leave the reception center. The government continues to pay for their care.

The government wants those costs will soon recover from the municipalities, in the hope that they quickly find housing.

,, I find it frankly a bit sad to have such a measure while municipalities just now accommodate so many people, "said Jos Wienen, chairman of the asylum committee of the Association of Dutch Municipalities and mayor of Haarlem.

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