Geneva initiative for more affordable homes goes to vote


A Geneva cantonal initiative to build more affordable housing has collected more than enough signatures to go to a vote.

The campaign group, Geneva Housing Cooperatives, has the backing of the Green and Socialist parties as well as other pressure groups. 
8,200 people signed, more than enough – just 5,400 were needed. 

The goal is to double the amount of cooperative housing units in the canton by 2030 – that would mean around 13,000 new homes. 

Campaigners say this will mean the canton has to be more proactive and will have to buy more land to build the homes. 

A date for the vote has not been set. 

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