It was a colorful procession of speakers in the old city hall of Utrecht. An ex-homeless person, directors of housing associations and activists, they had one thing in common, the municipality urgently needs to provide more homes for the weakest in society. Because there is a glaring shortage of that. An official from the municipality of Utrecht summed it up powerfully. In 2023 alone, more than 1620 homes will be needed for those weaker, while only about 1100 will become available. So there is a shortage of 500 houses for this group.