Election 2018 – LMP promises homes to all
Green opposition LMP will discontinue the “accommodation crisis” and ensure that nobody is left without a home if it enters power after the April 8 parliamentary election, the party’s prime ministerial candidate said on Sunday.
LMP plans to make accommodation a basic right, set up a social housing organisation, launch a programme to subsidise natural gas and firewood, and build rented homes for those in need, Bernadett Szél told a press conference.
The government has done nothing in the past eight years to put an end to the accommodation crisis, Szél said.
“Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave airline tickets to people but LMP will offer them homes,” she said.
LMP wants to reduce VAT on flat renovation to 5 percent and use the money allocated for the Paks nuclear power plant upgrade to support the installation of solar panels by offering 1 million forints per family, she said.
From the money she also promised to set up a fund of 260 billion forints (EUR 0.83m) to help people that suffered damage because of their forex-denominated mortgages.
LMP candidate Gábor Vágó said the social housing organisation will make use of some 150,000 currently vacant homes around Hungary and rent these out under state guarantee.
Ruling Fidesz said in response that LMP was making a registry of empty apartments in order to move migrants in them. The party plans to take homes away from their current owners, Fidesz said.