Tallinn Announces New Social Housing Project
Tallinn City Government has approved the construction of three new municipal buildings, with two earmarked for teachers.
Two buildings, with a total of 70 apartments, will be built in the Lasnamäe district. The apartments will be given to the city's education board to rent to teachers.
One larger building is set to be built in the Kolpi district, with 76 apartments. Socially vulnerable people, such as pensioners and young families, will be able to rent the apartments, as will city employees.
Both projects have a fall 2017 completion date.
A municipal apartment block for doctors and nurses should open in February next year with 97 apartments for rent.
The current wave of the municipal housing program, launched in 2009, has so far built and rented out 781 apartments, with 597 going to young families and 184 to city staff. As of September 1, the city had over 1,500 applications for social housing.
On a side note, the next parliamentary elections will take place in March next year, shortly after the next municipal building is opened, mostly likely with a public ceremony. The next local elections are due to be held in the fall of 2017.