Transparency in the allocation of public housing will soon be strengthened
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    Transparency in the allocation of public housing will soon be strengthened

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    The Brussels parliament gave unanimous approval on Friday to several measures that will increase transparency in the allocation of public housing in Brussels. Placed in an order drafted by the Housing Minister Céline Fremault (cdH), they provide for the establishment of independent allocation commissions – one per municipality and one per CPAS. These bodies will render opinions on the allocation of housing dependent on these local authorities.

    The definition of public operator has been broadened to include all the satellite structures of the CPAS, one of which still escaped the control of the Housing Corporation of the Brussels Region (SLRB). In fact, it was also not sure that the housing for which this type of structure is responsible complies with the rules of the Housing Code.

    Another aspect of the ordinance is the introduction of a systematic control by the SLRB of the remuneration and benefits of the directors of the Public Service Real Estate Companies (SISP) in charge of managing the thousands of social housing units in the capital. More broadly, the control of the management of the SISP will be accentuated by the opening of these to opposition representatives in all municipalities that hold shares in it. The text also lays down the legal basis for establishing rules and scales governing the remuneration and benefits of the managers of SISP.

    The Brussels Times