According to the coalition agreement, the EH-40 energy efficiency standard should actually be mandatory from the beginning of 2025.

According to the paper, the government is also refraining from requiring restructuring at EU level. Mandatory renovations of individual residential buildings should therefore be excluded.

According to “Spiegel”, the traffic light government also wants to promote the purchase of home ownership among families more – by increasing the maximum loan amount by 30,000 euros. According to this paper, another measure against the housing crisis is a planned home ownership program for the acquisition of existing buildings in need of renovation, which is to be processed via the state development bank Kfw.

In addition to Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Federal Construction Minister Klara Geywitz (both SPD), over 30 associations and clubs from the sectors involved are expected at the summit taking place on Monday in the Federal Chancellery.

The federal government launched the Affordable Housing Alliance in the spring of last year. The committee then developed proposals and measures for housing policy, including the goal of 400,000 new apartments annually, and now wants to take stock.

The meeting is being boycotted by two important associations; they accused the federal government on Friday of organizing an event that was “primarily for publicity.”

Before the summit, the German District Association spoke out in favor of lowering building standards in order to make new buildings cheaper. “The alliance for affordable housing only provides a framework for this if it focuses on cheaper construction,” said association president Reinhard Sager to the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday). “To achieve this, standards must be lowered without any ifs and buts. In this respect, there is still a lot of room for improvement.” He also called for the provision of cheap building land.

The Greens believe new construction is only part of the solution and, with a view to the summit, called for tenants’ rights to be strengthened – including a tightening of the rent cap. Party leader Ricarda Lang told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday): “This country needs a tenant protection offensive for affordable housing. It is now time to make progress in reforming tenancy law, tightening the rent cap and cap and limiting index rents.”