In its resolution on housing, the Brussels Citizens' Assembly formulated a series of recommendations regarding regulation of the rental market. Below you can find an overview of the work done in parliament by Agora.Brussels to follow up on these recommendations.
We submitted a question in writing to Ms Ben Hamou, Secretary of State for housing, concerning the relation between actual and 'indicative' rents. The Brussels Citizens' Assembly estimated that rents should be more balanced, and thus made better regulation one of its objectives.
We also asked a question orally regarding the mandate of the Joint Rental Commission which has to be established. The Assembly called for a mediation service to be launched in the Brussels-Capital Region in order to facilitate relations between tenants and landlords and to peacefully resolve any conflicts.
Follow-up to recommendations
The answer to the written question can be found on the site of the Brussels Parliament
The oral question on the 'Commission Paritaire Locative' has not yet been answered because the Commission was supported by Parliament rather than the Government. For more information on the Joint Rental Commission, see the specific page on this subject.
Contribution to debates
Agora.Brussels has also taken a proactive role in defending the recommendations of the Citizens' Assembly. Amendments have been presented and Agora also participated in the parliamentary debate in the Housing Committee.
A request for explanation of the reform of the 'allocation locative généralisée' (general housing allowance) in the Housing Committee.
A request for explanation on the question of absenteeism and the subsequent discussion on rental permits in the Housing Committee.
Request for explanation of the indicative reference grid of rents in the Housing Committee.
A discussion about the fire in Anderlecht in the housing commission: