Germany confiscates private homes for ‘migrants’

Germany continues to behave like cucks.

Already, the socialist government of Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, have been seizing commercial properties and converting them into migrant shelters since late 2015, when Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the country’s borders to two million Muslim migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Now, the city is expropriating residential property units owned by private citizens.

Soren Kern writes for Gatestone Institute, May 14, 2017, that authorities in Hamburg have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years.

In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities recently confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. The units, which are owned by a private landlord, are in need of repair and have been vacant since 2012. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.

The expropriation is authorized by the Hamburg Housing Protection Act (Hamburger Wohnraumschutzgesetz), a 1982 law that was updated by the city’s Socialist government in May 2013 to enable the city to seize any residential property unit that has been vacant for more than four months.

Of the 700,000 rental units in Hamburg, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 (less than 1%) are believed to be vacant, according an estimate by the Hamburg Senate. Socialists and Greens in Hamburg recently established a “hotline” where local residents can report vacant properties. Activists have also created a website — Leerstandsmelder (Vacancy Reporter) — to identify unoccupied real estate in Hamburg and other German cities.

Government seizure of vacant residential homes is justified on the basis of Hamburg’s paucity of housing. Indeed, A study conducted in 2012 — well before the migrant crisis reached epic proportions — forecast that by 2017, Hamburg would have a deficit of at least 50,000 rental properties. But the housing shortage problem itself is a creation of the city’s socialist government:

  • In 2016, however, only 2,433 new residential units came onto the market, while only 2,290 new building permits were approved, according to statistics provided by the City of Hamburg.
  • In 2012, Hamburg’s Socialist government presented a plan to build 6,000 new residential units per year. The plan never materialized, however, because prospective builders were constricted by government-imposed rental caps which would have made it impossible for them to even recover their construction costs.

So the city turned to seizing private property to resolve its self-inflicted housing crisis, beginning with a new law passed by the Hamburg Parliament on October 1, 2015, which allows the city to seize vacant commercial real estate (office buildings, retail space and land) and use it to house migrants.

City officials said the measure was necessary because, at the time, more than 400 new migrants were arriving in Hamburg each day and all the existing refugee shelters were full. They said that because the owners of vacant real estate refused to make their property available to the city on a voluntary basis, the city should be given the right to take it by force.

The measure was applauded by those on the left of the political spectrum. “We are doing everything we can to ensure that the refugees are not homeless during the coming winter,” said Senator Till Steffen of the Green Party. “For this reason, we need to use vacant commercial properties.”

Others have argued that efforts by the state to seize private property are autocratic and reek of Communism, which of course it is:

  • André Trepoll of the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) said: “The proposed confiscation of private land and buildings is a massive attack on the property rights of the citizens of Hamburg. It amounts to an expropriation by the state.” He said the proposed measure is a “law of intimidation” that amounts to a “political dam-break with far-reaching implications. The ends do not justify any and all means.”
  • Katja Suding, the leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) in Hamburg, said that the proposed law is an “unacceptable crossing of red lines… Such coercive measures will only fuel resentment against refugees.”

Similar expropriation measures have been proposed in Berlin, the German capital, but abandoned because they were deemed unconstitutional.

As an example, in November 2015, Berlin lawmakers considered emergency legislation —  proposed by Berlin Mayor Michael Müller of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) — which would have allowed local authorities to seize private residences to accommodate asylum seekers. The proposal also authorized police forcibly to enter private homes and apartments without a warrant to determine their suitability as housing for refugees and migrants.

Berlin’s socialist mayor Müller‘s proposed legislation would have amended Section 36 of Berlin’s Public Order and Safety Law (Allgemeine Gesetz zum Schutz der öffentlichen Sicherheit und Ordnung, ASOG), which currently allows police to enter private residences only in extreme instances, to “avert acute threats,” that is, to fight serious crime. Müller wanted to expand the scope for warrantless inspections to include “preventing homelessness.”

The proposal was kept secret from the public until the leader of the Free Democrats (FDP) in Berlin, Sebastian Czaja, warned the measure would violate the German constitution. He said:

“The plans of the Berlin Senate to requisition residential and commercial property without the consent of the owner to accommodate refugees is an open breach of the constitution. The attempt by the Senate to undermine the constitutional right to property and the inviolability of the home must be resolutely opposed.”

Since then, both Berlin’s mayor’s and the Senate appear to have abandoned their plans.

It remains unclear why no one has challenged the constitutionality of Hamburg’s expropriation law.

~Eowyn

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32 responses to “Germany confiscates private homes for ‘migrants’

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  2. Charles Bates

    Well, we have dodged that bullet for now at least., and check out that picture of the mayor!

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  3. I wonder if they will even endure the forcing of jihads into their very homes.

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  4. Yup, Hamburg:

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  5. Many of those seeking impeachment of President Trump would make possible such appropriations here. That would be done by the Progressives/Communists in our country if they had the chance.

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  6. Idiots! WAKEUP and lookup for your redemption draweth neigh, Amen Praise GOD, Metatouto MARANATHA!

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  7. they voted her and her cabinet back in…germany will get what it deserves…what a shame.

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  8. what country in its right mind would welcome savages from other countries who can’t even read or write but rape at will and demand more and more from the govt and impose their beliefs on the country instead of assimilating?….usa comes to mind

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  9. William Chandler

    Hang Merkel, Juncker, and any priest or politician that betrays the Citizens …….. as an example for the next leaders to do their duty.
    http://theinfounderground.com/smf/index.php?topic=20058.0
    It is government’s main duty to kill raping, pillaging, murdering, invaders at the border.
    Then to hang any traitor who opens the City Gates to them ……..
    Sink the Invader’s Landing Craft and shoot any that make it to the shore line.
    Immigration without Assimilation is Invasion.
    LEADERS protect their Citizens ….. TRAITORS allow enemies in to attack the Citizens.
    http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2011/03/12/the-rivkin-project-how-globalism-uses-multiculturalism-to-subvert-sovereign-nations/
    As for all the “human rights activists” … to let so many people in unfettered,
    stomps on the HUMAN RIGHTS of the native population.

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  10. Would they do that for their own native-born homeless German vets or regular homeless citizens??

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  11. When you vote for communists, don’t be surprised when communism breaks out.

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  12. Lock and load! Oh, wait, they have no firearms, do they? Well, let’s hope the USA does not go the way of the EU. Idiots!

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  13. I was stationed in West Germany from 1986 until 1989 and what I experienced there made me who I am today…A freedom loving conservative. As soon as I returned stateside I began warning anyone who would listen about the spreading dangers of political correctness and multiculturalism.

    Most people didn’t know what I was talking about. They damn well know it now. Plain and simple, multiculturalism is a divide and conquer technique and political correctness is self-imposed censorship. I will NEVER stop fighting against those who wish to shut me up or turn my country into a third world hellhole. Never…

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  14. “………..they voted her and her cabinet back in…germany will get what it deserves…what a shame.”

    We cannot rule out that Merkel may have been put in with voter fraud or immigrant votes can we? IMO Germany does not deserve what it is getting. I too am tempted to say so as well, but I know this is not true anymore than the US deserves what it gets. We are all victims of a parasite that hides itself and punishes those who point out the reality of this parasite. Germany, well before WW2, was slated for genocide and destruction by organized Jewry. ( and they have nearly accomplished their goal) Just read Phillip Kaufmann’s book, “Germany must Perish”. Arthur Topham nearly came to jail time and lost his website because he dared point out the vile hypocrisy of the fact that Jews can call for the genocide of a people and be lauded in the newspapers while others are not allowed the mildest form of criticism of Jews or Israel. http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2015/11/13/arthur-topham-vs-theodore-nathan-kaufman
    https://www.darkmoon.me/2014/defense-arthur-topham/
    Germany has been nation colonized by the US since WW2, and we in turn are a nation colonized by a 5th column since the 1913 Federal Reserve Act.
    Once again I point out that there has been NO free speech in Germany. They have been heavily brainwashed to believe they are the worst human beings to ever walk the planet, hence they are seized by a crippling guilt induced self flagellation that constantly seeks to prove to itself and the world their goodness by cooperating with their own annihilation. YES, IT IS INSANE, but so are people who have been abused constantly as children. Abused children can get help as adults to get sane again, but Europeans, esp. Germans are forbidden to look to the cause of their insanity.

    I’m a bit weary of the glib responses to the self destructive actions of Europeans- they won’t help save us. We are looking in the mirror folks. Our own youthful population is rapidly succumbing through universities, and media to the same Jewish Bolshevik propaganda that Europe has endured for the last 60-70 years. I know good and decent people who cannot talk to their own children over political matters after sending them to college. Americans better get over their superiority complexes in relationship to their European cousins and do anything and everything they can to learn the truth, and spread the truth. It is about the survival of our race. The fact that some are totally lost beyond all hope of ever being able to realize the reality of their own destruction because they have embraced a fraudulent world view that has been implanted in them like a parasite is impossibly angering as well as sad.

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    • I suspect voter fraud, not only in germany, but france as well (northern ireland too). I think the brexit movement shook the politicians in the eu to make sure it didn’t repeat elsewhere. I made the previous statement because it appears to me that the people have accepted the results. Where are the massive protests and revolutionaries to scream “We did not vote for merkel!”? I pray it happens soon. I know their govt has muzzled them and threatened them, but they need to stand up, otherwise their country, culture, everything will be gone and those who “represent” (or should I say “resent”) them won’t be around….that’s where dual citizenship comes in handy.
      I pray for the germans. I pray for all of europe to wake up and stand up and fight for their very lives.

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      • I hear you Mom and I hope I didn’t sound harsh! They do need to stand up, but as you and I both know it is only the extremely brave who do. It is too hard to have your Job taken from you and possibly your children too. And yet they do have nothing else they can do. I too pray for them- for all of us!

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        • I’ve a feeling that at least some of those who do stand up and are noted in controlled media are working for the other side. Kinda like how we have Bill Hicks aka Alex Jones as a figure in the “patriot” movement here in the US. Those who don’t work for the other side just aren’t going to get the tv time that those who do get, every mention of protests and gatherings will be suppressed in controlled/fabrication media unless they feel they can make some off it like in the following;

          “”Merkel must go”, and “Traitor to the people,” the crowds chanted, including a co-founder of the anti-Islam movement Pegida, Lutz Bachmann, and many supporters of the populist right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD).

          Many guests on their way to the ceremony must have felt they were running the gauntlet through the hostile crowd. The wife of Saxony’s economy minister broke down in tears. According to DPA, a dark-skinned man trying to enter the church was heckled with ape sounds and calls of “Deport him!””
          http://www.dw.com/en/merkel-faces-protests-in-dresden/a-35946577

          No mention is made in the story of the rapes and astronomical rise in crime directly tied to the rise in the number of rapefugees. However, this is DW, the external broadcast of the German gov, much like VOA is a mouthpiece for the wallstreet forces controlling our own country.

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        • Lana,
          No Worries here! I feel you. The situation in germany and all of europe (and the usa) is a mess.

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  15. A year or so ago I read an article where two women, both nurses had lived in their respective apartments for 15 and 17 years to make room for the invaders. Both had very nice apartments and had small pets. They had no where to go. I have often wondered what ever happened to those women.
    I have also not read once where any of these so called commie puke leaders has taken in one invader.
    Germany overcame so much after the war and made their country into a pristine and often visited country. It is the the Mother country of many US citizens. I find it very sad that so much culture and tradition is being wiped out all over Europe. So far Poland is pushing back. I pray they succeed.
    I think it is time for the rise of the skin heads.

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  17. Well. I’m not sure the end purpose is the same, but I’m reading of similar takings here in the heart of our own USA. And it’s not as open as condemning buildings for the “greater good of society” — to steal the land and re-purpose it for the benefit of others. Instead, what I’m seeing is homeowners being hit with excessive fines for not making repairs to their homes. One man was even threatened with jail over a retaining wall issue. And the owners are NOT wealthy men.
    These reports just started coming in, or at least just started making it into the local news. I wonder if it’s from the same sorts who want to reclaim such properties for immigrants? Especially in so-called “sanctuary cities”, even those that profess to intend to follow federal laws regarding ICE etc.? Just dis-possess a person of their property when they can’t afford excessive repairs, fines or prison, and bingo, you get their property. They’ve been doing that for decades for those who can’t pay their property taxes (or mortgages). But this is new, at least to my knowledge.

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  18. traildustfotm

    How did Germany fall for this insanity?!

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  19. Now that I’ve had some time to think about these proceedings I feel they’re worthy of consideration….. it’s perfectly fine for the police to kick in every politicians door who supports these measures and place rapefugees within, to be hosted at the politicians expense, with a generous daily allowance to be payed to the rapefugees by said politicians. Extend this enrichment of multikultur to the politicians friends and relatives as well. Confiscate all commercial properties owned or invested in by these same politicians as well, you know, for the good of the rapefugees.

    Problem solved!

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