The task of the Housing Council is to formulate recommendations of legislative amendments, which will contribute to increasing the number of apartments available on the market. The key aims are to speed up administrative procedures, unlock the supply of lands for housing investments and to rationalise building provisions in order to lower project implementation costs. It is also necessary to support housing in a way allowing the state aid to reach the most vulnerable people.
I expect that by developing mechanisms of cooperation between governmental authorities and their subordinate and supervised bodies, it will be possible to quickly implement the Home Plus programme, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the President of the Housing Council.
Our aim is clear – to increase the number of affordable apartments for Polish families. To this end, we have to limit complicated procedures, which hinder the supply of lands for construction of apartments, and to provide the market with additional capital. Insufficient use of modern technologies on the housing market and the possible lack of necessary workforce, simultaneous with increased apartment construction, are another major problems.
Apart from the Prime Minister, the Housing Council is also composed of the following members. Minister of Finance Teresa Czerwińska, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński, Minster of Agriculture and Rural Development Krzysztof Jurgiel, Minister of Environment Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Investment and Economic Development Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska and President of the Government Legislation Centre Jolanta Rusiniak. CEO of BGK Nieruchomości S.A. Mirosław Barszcz is also a member and coordinator of work of the Council.
Organisational, secretarial and clerical support for the Housing Council will be provided by the Chancellery of the Prime-Minister of Poland. Moreover, a separate department, responsible for implementation of the housing policy of the Council of Ministers, will be established within the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. In accordance with the Act on governmental administration departments, the construction activities will be supervised by the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development. The Ministry will also supervise the National Resource of Real Estates, until it is taken over by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.
The legal form of the National Resource of Real Estates will be adapted fro the current objectives of the Home Plus programme. The core of the programme will still consist in housing investments implemented by BGK Nieruchomości S.A. This company is currently conducting preparatory work concerning 25,000 apartments, of which over 2,000 are currently under construction. The total value of implemented investment exceeds PLN 3 billion. The investments are realised i.a. on the basis of multi-family residential projects awarded in a national architectural and urban competition.
The meeting of the Council chaired by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński, Minister of Investment and Economic Development Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Finance Teresa Czerwińska, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska, Minister of Environment Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of Agriculture Krzysztof Jurgiel, President of the Government Legislation Centre Jolanta Rusiniak, CEO of BGK Nieruchomości Mirosław Barszcz, and Anna Błaszczyk.