Société du Logement de la Région Bruxelles-Capitale (SLRB)
The SLRB collects information on housing in the Brussels-Capital Region and advises providers on the market with the ultimate aim of ensuring that everyone can afford a place to live.
The Sociétés Immobilières de Service Public (SISP, public service property companies) play a major role in the field of social housing. The SLRB is tasked with recognising these companies and monitoring their activities. In addition to providing support to SISPs, the SLRB also buys land and property to build social housing.
Information and advice
The SLRB has a number of important duties:
- Keeping a permanent inventory of housing needs in the Brussels-Capital Region. This information is used to plan new social housing projects and renovations of existing stock.
- Studying housing-related problems to ensure that social housing is clean, safe, hygienic and properly equipped.
- Conducting research with a view to reducing social housing construction costs and improving quality and appearance.
- Running an information centre and library of housing studies and reviews.
- Providing advice on housing on the request of the competent minister or secretary of state of the Brussels-Capital Region.
Sociétés immobilières de service public
The SLRB also has a number of duties with regard to SISPs:
- Approving, funding and monitoring SISPs
- Granting loans for the development and beautification of social housing stock
- Making ground available to the SISPs to build social housing
- Where the approved companies are unable to meet demand, building and renovating social housing itself. It can also sell or lease social housing
The Société du Logement de la Région Bruxelles-Capitale was created by the Order of the Government of 24 February 1994 amending the articles of association of the Société du Logement de la Région Bruxelles-Capitale (published in Moniteur belge on 1 April 1994). The Order of 17 July 2003 on the Brussels Housing Code stipulates the 25 tasks entrusted to the SLRB.