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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-14/610 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 31 March 2020 – 30 September 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||15 April 2020 (updated 22 July 2020)|
The objective of this programme is to increase the stock of social housing in order to allow particularly vulnerable groups to have access to it during the health crisis provoked by the COVID-19.
In order to reach this goal, two measures are included in Royal Decree 11/2020:
Aid in this new case may be obtained by homes that, individually or in blocks, are acquired by Public Administrations, public bodies and other entities governed by public law, as well as public companies and non-profit third sector entities, in order to increase the public park of houses for rent or assignment in social use.
The Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda is authorized to transfer to the Autonomous Communities and the Cities of Ceuta and Melilla 100% of the funds committed for the year 2020 in the agreements for the execution of the 2018-2021 State Housing Plan , specifically 346,637,200 euros entered in budget line 17.09.261N.753, without waiting for the acquisition of the financial commitment by them or any other requirement required in the agreements.
The aforementioned Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda is also authorized to transfer to the Autonomous Communities and the Cities of Ceuta and Melilla 100% of the funds committed for the year 2021 in the agreements for the execution of the State Plan for Housing 2018-2021, specifically €354,255,600, in the first quarter of 2021, without waiting for the acquisition of the financial commitment by them or any other requirement required in the agreements.
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Other groups of citizens
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in the design, implementation or monitoring of this policy measure.
No reactions from social partners on this specific measure have been reported.
Eurofound (2020), Extension of social housing programmes, measure ES-2020-14/610 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-14_610.html
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