Pictures from Prague, 2018
Housing is currently one of the most important issues in the city of Prague. A housing crisis is causing a reduction in the availability of housing close to the city centre and an increase in prices. This is forcing residents who work in Prague to live further from the centre in more desolate and less visually-appealing surroundings. The lack of housing supply has reached its lowest point over the last year and the cost of housing is now higher than in Berlin.
We face the housing crisis in Prague by going on a tram ride on the line 26. We are showcasing neighborhoods that are all affected by the current housing crisis in Prague.
The line 26 connects the outer parts of the city with the very center of the city.
We see a lot of houses in bad condition. But also in these places the market prices are extremly high.
A main reason for the housing crisis: most of the former public flats have been privaticed during the last three decades.
Many people move out of the city center of Prague because they can’t afford the rents anymore.
Finding a place to live is especially for students challenging.
Getting a room on a dorm isn’t easy. The demand is enormous.
Also in the suburbs of the city housing has become very expensive.
In the upcoming elactions the topic housing is an important issue. Many people in Prague want the government to do something about the situation.
For the future, authorities will have to figure out how to deal with the housing crisis. Otherwise, there may be an exodus of the Czechs out of the heart of their capital.