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Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:26

WILLEMSTAD — Housing corporation FKP requested the government in writing to reach an agreement for the outstanding debts. According to chairman of the board of FKP, Urvin Macaay, the government and the housing corporation had almost reached an agreement but this was never concretized due to the collapse of the Schotte-cabinet.According to Macaay, the government and FKP are to reach an agreement on three matters. In the first place, formalization of the government’s debts on rent rebate and the maintenance costs of government houses managed by FKP. These debts had initially run up to almost 300 million guilders, but parties reduced these during negotiations. Macaay was unable to mention the exact amount of these debts but indicated both parties are to reach an agreement. “For me, this is most important considering it regards the future of the FKP and house-construction on the island.”

 

The government and FKP are also to agree on signing a management agreement for the 3500 houses from the government. Macaay also mentioned arranging the annual contribution for rent rebate, which the government is to pay FKP. Rent rebate is the amount that the government pays FKP for tenants who are unable to pay the entire rent. It regards 13 million guilders per year. For years it was unclear if the government would make this amount available to FKP also in 2013.  Twelve million is reserved for rent rebate in 2013 on the budget that was recently approved by the Parliament. Macaay wants the government to reserve 22 million guilders on the budget every year. This amount must be used for rent rebate and for the management and maintenance of government houses by FKP.