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Peter Boelhouwer discusses the current housing crisis in the Netherlands and the causes and solutions to it in a video titled "Van Leeuwenhoeklezing | De woningnoodramp: oorzaken en oplossingen | Peter Boelhouwer." The housing crisis in the Netherlands is characterized by an alarming rise in homelessness, with estimates suggesting that there are at least 70,000 to 80,000 people living on the streets. This has led to difficulties faced by individuals who have jobs but are unable to afford housing due to various reasons, as well as by young people, students, and elderly individuals in finding suitable housing. The influx of migrants and the growing wealth gap have further exacerbated the housing shortage. The speaker suggests that at least 2 million additional homes are required to meet the rising demand. In the next section of the video, Peter Boelhouwer discusses the housing shortage crisis in the Netherlands and the reasons behind it, such as the decline in the supply of new homes, the need for sustainability measures, and the relationship between interest rates and housing prices. The author also highlights the long waiting times for social rental homes and the need to expand the housing stock through both new construction and the transformation of existing buildings. The focus of the video is later shifted towards discussing the causes and solutions to the housing crisis. The speaker suggests that in the Netherlands, the problem lies in the fact that they are mainly building expensive apartments in cities, which is not affordable for everyone. He emphasizes the need to build houses that people actually need, such as affordable homes for starters and ground-bound houses. The speaker also mentions the importance of building outside of city centers, where there is available land. The preference for urban living and the trend of families with children leaving the city are also discussed. The speaker presents examples of solutions such as building smaller micro-apartments, multiple land use, and building on artificial islands or in nature reserve areas. The idea of "omgevingsvisie," which involves utilizing multiple functions for the same space, such as housing, energy, and nature, is also discussed. In the final section, Peter Boelhouwer emphasizes the importance of proactive measures to address the housing crisis. He provides examples of successful housing solutions in the past, such as the post-war reconstruction and growth centers. The speaker emphasizes the need for investing in long-term solutions and mentions the availability of subsidies and monitoring of production targets. The speaker also discusses the potential of building one million homes on existing land and the need for greater innovation and scalability in constructions.