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The Netherlands struggling to meet housing demand

Number of homeless people has doubled in recent years and 300,000 new houses are urgently needed, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the yearly target will not be met.

In the Netherlands, the number of homeless people has doubled in recent years and 300,000 new houses are urgently needed. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the yearly target will not be met.

To create both houses and jobs, local officials and developers have made an urgent plea to the government to invest billions of dollars.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from The Hague.