Blocks Of Empty Apartments In Selfoss

Published March 21, 2013

Three blocks of apartments owned by the Housing Financial Fund (HFF) stand empty in Selfoss despite there being a great need for housing in the town, RÚV reports.
A town council meeting discussed the apartments last July, deciding that they would be put on the market, however eight months have passed without any action being taken. Eyþór Arnalds, chairman of the Árborb city council says that he is very surprised by how slowly HFF is moving on this matter and said that the lack of available housing in the area has led to young people moving away.
“Apartments that have been advertised for rent in Selfoss are often gone within an hour,” he said.



News
Foreigners Reportedly Responsible For Increased Pork Consumption

Foreigners Reportedly Responsible For Increased Pork Consumption

by

The most likely explanation for the swift increase of pork consumption in Iceland: foreigners, supposedly. Kjarninn reports that pork consumption

News
Human Rights Office Supports Shorter Work Week

Human Rights Office Supports Shorter Work Week

by

The Icelandic Human Rights Centre (IHRC) is in favour of shortening the full-time work day from eight hours to seven,

News
PM Learned Of US Navy Plans From The News

PM Learned Of US Navy Plans From The News

by

Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson says he welcomes increased US Navy activity in Iceland, and first learned about their plans

News
Falcon Destroys And Eats Starling – VIDEO

Falcon Destroys And Eats Starling – VIDEO

by

The bird of prey was photographed and filmed making short work of a common starling. Þórarinn Einarsson was in the

News
Zuists Run Into Legal Snag

Zuists Run Into Legal Snag

by

The new religion is having trouble getting itself registered, which has temporarily puts it “parish fee” refunds on hold. “We’ve

News
Icelandic Children Greet Refugee Classmate With Arabic Song

Icelandic Children Greet Refugee Classmate With Arabic Song

by

To greet a new classmate from Syria, a group of Icelandic children learned how to sing in Arabic. The performance

Show Me More!