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Alternative housing

Construction of the new Humanities Campus has serious consequences for the residents of the Doelensteeg housing complex, owned by the De Sleutels housing association. It will be necessary to demolish 58 housing units. Leiden City Council and the University are doing their best to develop attractive alternative residential locations in conjunction with the housing association. Municipality Leiden, the university and De Sleutels have succeeded in finding attractive new residential locations. At these location, a large number of different kinds of houses can be built.


The four locations all have different characteristics. In this section you can read more about these locations:


It is important to the City Council and the University that good alternative housing is provided, which meets the residents’ requirements. They aim to work closely with De Sleutels, so that suitable housing can be offered to the Doelencomplex residents.

Supporting residents

A Social Plan will be produced by De Sleutels, containing the collective rules that must be met by any offer to the residents. Specific attention will be given to a careful relocation process and ways to alleviate any difficulties faced by the residents.

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