Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure ES-2020-21/1899 – measures in Spain
, applies regionally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 18 May 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||28 April 2021 (updated 11 May 2021)|
The health emergency has brought a large part of the professional and economic activity to a halt, which is affecting many citizens who have seen their income reduced and, with it, their ability to meet various financial obligations indispensable in their daily life. Among them are the holders of leases, which are unable to meet the payment of rental income from their usual dwellings.
This policy initiative consists of direct concession grants to help individuals who are tenants of a habitual residence in the Community of Madrid, who prove they are in a situation of economic and social vulnerability as a result of COVID-19.
Those who can benefit from these grants are people who, are tenants of a habitual residence in the Community of Madrid, and can prove that they are in a situation of economic and social vulnerability as a result of COVID-19.
The cases of economic vulnerability as a result of the health emergency caused by COVID-19 will require the joint concurrence of the following requirements:
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners was reported.
Trade unions welcomed this policy measure, especially due to the high house rental prices in Madrid.
Eurofound (2021), Grants to aid those unable to meet rental payments in Madrid , measure ES-2020-21/1899 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-21_1899.html
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