The City of Luxembourg wishes to actively contribute to the supply of a range of modern and affordable urban housing options for a diverse population that includes young households as well as families with several children.

Baulücken, participatory housing and low-cost housing


With the "Baulücken" project, Luxembourg City strives to considerably reduce the price of housing and have a positive impact on the diversity of the people living in the target neighbourhoods.

To this end, the City is working together with real estate developers to sell various plots of land as emphyteutic leases. Luxembourg City remains the owner of these plots and selects future purchasers based on specific criteria. Housing units offered for sale are sold off plan.

Participatory housing

The concept of "participatory housing" (which has already been tried and tested in other European countries) brings together individuals who take part in defining, designing, and building their own accommodation – including the different housing units and common areas – and then jointly manage the building.

Low-cost housing

To promote home ownership among persons who meet the eligibility criteria for home construction or purchase benefits, Luxembourg City regularly purchases the 10% of the low-cost housing units that promoters reserve in each special development plan (plan d'aménagement particulier – PAP) comprising more than 25 residential properties in accordance with paragraph (2) of Article 29 of the amended law of 19 July 2004 on municipal planning and urban development (loi modifiée du 19 juillet 2004 concernant l'aménagement communal et le développement urbain).

The housing units are sold off-plan or in turnkey condition to purchasers, who thus become the owners of the units. The land attached to the housing units is leased by the City of Luxembourg to the housing owner-occupants as a 99-year emphyteutic leasehold, against a yearly payment.


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