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Increase of municipal dwellings
After stagnation and a tendency of decrease in the period 2004-2006, the number of municipal dwellings increased noticeably from 2006 to 2007.
The number of municipal dwellings increased with about 2 000 dwellings from 2006 to 2007, and on total there were about 96 000 municipal disposed dwellings as of December 2007. This gives us about 20 municipal dwellings per 1000 inhabitants.
Two out of five dwellings are adapted for wheelchair users
About 40 per cent of the municipal dwellings were adapted for wheelchair users as of December 2007. Adaptation for wheelchair users is a contribution to the government’s effort towards a more including real-estate market and towards universal escape. Universal escape is a wide topic, and a dwelling adapted for wheelchair users is not necessarily universal.
Most of the temporary stays are short-term
Almost 80 per cent of the temporary stays registered during 2007 were short-term, lasting for three months or less. Each person had approximately 2 stays. Until a permanent dwelling is available, the municipality is obliged to provide temporary housing to people who are not able to find a dwelling themselves. For such stays, payment is made per bed-night, for instance in a shelter, boarding house, hotel, cottage or caravan. Fighting homelessness is a central issue for the authorities, and one of the concrete goals is that no one should have a temporary stay lasting for more than 3 months.
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