At Amsterdam-IJburg a start was made today on 61 new wooden cube houses. The project is called Juf Nienke, all homes are intended for teachers and care staff. The city has a significant shortage of both professions and therefore, according to the municipality, different resources are needed to attract this profession to the city.
The teacher shortage was more than ten percent in 2020, a year earlier this number was even two percent higher. “We need these people in our city,” says alderman Jakob Wedemeijer (Wonen). The municipality has an agreement with housing associations to provide care and education staff in private houses.
In 2020, the municipality12 can be registered for this type of priority housing, but 1.0 can be achieved but 140 of these applications have been realised. “Many homes are in demand in the social sector, we only have a hundred of them available,” says Wedemeijer.
The houses were put together in a factory in Uden during the fifteen weeks. The floors will be placed one by one on IJburg. “It is a kind of construction kit, construction is going very quickly,” says project developer Sasja Feenstra. She is currently in talks with schools forming in the area. “This way we can live and work as a combination for the target group.”
She describes it as a completely sustainable place where working and living are combined: “At the top come the houses, projects below that develop and opportunities for practical guidance are created.”
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