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Headlines 12:24 04 Nov, 2021

In Svilengrad's new housing strategy, local authorities will offer applicants approved architectural plans, permits and land, so they can build their own home

Lands offered free of charge in Bulgaria

In Svilengrad's new housing strategy, local authorities will offer applicants approved architectural plans, permits and land, so they can build their own home.

Qazet.az informs, citing foreign media, that the town of Svilengrad in Bulgaria announced their new social housing programme aimed at helping starter families and young professionals in the city. Local authorities will offer applicants municipal land and the opportunity to build their own homes.

Furthermore, they will provide all the necessary permits and architectural plans, so that construction can begin immediately after approval. Currently, there is space for 8 houses..

Bulgaria is one of the fastest shrinking nations in the world and the population has been in decline across the board. Svilengrad is no exception, as the town lost around 1,000 people between 2001 and 2011. The population at the beginning of the millennium was around 19,000 people, however, more recent estimates put it somewhere around 16,000.

Providing starter families and young professionals with housing could prove an effective strategy to remedy some of the longstanding issues driving people away from the city.