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Minister for Housing (Sweden)


The Minister for Housing (Swedish: Sveriges bostadsminister) is a cabinet minister within the Swedish Government and appointed by the Prime Minister of Sweden.

Minister for Housing
Statsråd med ansvar för bostadsfrågor
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Incumbent
Peter Eriksson

since 25 May 2016
Ministry of Enterprise
Member ofThe Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthServes at the pleasure of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holderIngvar Carlsson
Formation1974
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The minister is responsible for issues regarding housing and constructing new houses and apartments. The current Minister for Housing is Peter Eriksson, appointed on 25 May 2016. He concurrently serves as Minister for Digital Development.

Between 1974 and 1991, there was a ministry called Ministry of Housing. The Minister for Housing was the head of the Ministry of Housing. In 1991, the ministry was dissolved and the position was abolished. In 1994, the position was reinstated and a cabinet minister got the responsibility of issues regarding housing. Since 1994, there has always been a cabinet minister with responsibility over issues regarding housing. The Ministers for Housing has all worked in different ministries. ”Statsråd med ansvar över bostadsfrågor” means Councillor of State with responsibiliy over issues regarding housing'.

List of officeholdersEdit

Minister for Housing and Head of the Ministry of Housing 1974—1991Edit

No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1   Ingvar Carlsson
(born 1934)
1 January 1974 8 October 1976 2 years, 281 days Social Democrats Palme I
2 Elvy Olsson
(born 1923)
8 October 1976 18 October 1978 2 years, 10 days Centre Fälldin I
3 Birgit Friggebo
(born 1941)
18 October 1978 8 October 1982 3 years, 355 days Liberal People's
Ullsten
Fälldin II
Fälldin III
4 Hans Gustafsson
(1923—1998)
8 October 1982 4 October 1988 5 years, 362 days Social Democrats
Palme II
Carlsson I
5 Ulf Lönnqvist
(born 1936)
4 October 1988 4 October 1991 3 years, 0 days Social Democrats
Carlsson I
Carlsson II
(3) Birgit Friggebo
(born 1941)
4 October 1991 30 November 1991 57 days Liberal People's Carl Bildt

The Ministry of Housing was dissolved in 1991 and the position was abolished 1991—1994

Minister for Housing 1994—presentEdit

No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
6 Jörgen Andersson
(born 1946)
7 October 1994 22 March 1996 1 year, 167 days Social Democrats Carlsson III
7   Thomas Östros
(born 1965)
22 March 1996 6 October 1998 2 years, 198 days Social Democrats Persson
8   Lars Engqvist
(born 1945)
6 October 1998 16 November 1998 41 days Social Democrats
9 Lars-Erik Lövdén
(born 1950)
16 November 1998 21 October 2004 5 years, 340 days Social Democrats
10   Mona Sahlin
(born 1957)
21 October 2004 6 October 2006 1 year, 350 days Social Democrats
11   Mats Odell
(born 1947)
6 October 2006 5 October 2010 3 years, 364 days Christian Democrats Reinfeldt
12   Stefan Attefall
(born 1960)
5 October 2010 3 October 2014 3 years, 363 days Christian Democrats
13   Mehmet Kaplan
(born 1965)
3 October 2014 18 April 2016 1 year, 198 days Green Löfven
  Per Bolund
(born 1965)
18 April 2016 25 May 2016 37 days Green
13   Peter Eriksson
(born 1958)
25 May 2016 Incumbent 2 years, 166 days Green