Kungsbacka municipality south of Gothenburg has an “acute housing crisis” and therefore wants Swedes to open their homes to migrants from the Middle East and Africa, Fria Tider reports.

The municipality can’t find housing for the 400 newly arrived migrants they’ve been ordered to take in this year.

The housing shortage in Kungsbacka has been huge for many years, but the municipality is still forced to receive even more immigrants.

Until this summer, the municipality managed to take in migrants at the rate required by law. But after the summer, they failed to offer housing at the same rate, which means that they now have to receive a large number of people in a short time.

This situation is not what we want, but in order to do what we are required by law to do, we will have to place them in dormitories.

Despite repeated dialogues with the Swedish Migration Agency, we have not been allowed to postpone our reception until we have complete housing, says Hans Forsberg, chairman of the municipality.

Therefore, the municipality will have to open up more dormitories to be able to give the new residents shelter.

It’s unfortunate that this is all we can offer. Dormitories are not worthy accommodation, says integration manager Karin Martinsson.

To achieve good integration, our ambition is to offer adequate accommodation, with good conditions for our new residents to establish themselves.

Therefore, the municipality now hopes that Kungsbacka residents will open their private homes for migrants.