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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-28/1357 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 07 July 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||29 October 2020 (updated 05 November 2020)|
The Royal Decree-Law 26/2020 approved in 7 July 2020 includes a set of economic and social measures in the field of housing that guarantee the protection of families and vulnerable groups and promote the reactivation of the economy in the aforementioned sector, as a complement to other measures taken to date.
The law takes a first step in the regulation of surface rights for the promotion of affordable rental housing by private developers, to promote the regeneration of the territory and urban rehabilitation as levers of economic recovery and employment creation.
Thus, in order to optimise the efficiency of the funds of the 2018-2021 State Housing Plan, which are currently in the hands of the autonomous communities, the conditions are made more flexible, effectively increasing investment in 2020 and 2021 and allowing these regional administrations to redirect funding and aid where it is most needed.
Likewise, with the aim of increasing the stock of housing for affordable or social rental for people especially affected by the crisis, the aim is to provide public administrations with legal instruments that allow effective collaboration in the different areas of their action, either state, regional or local, as well as adequate mechanisms to coordinate cooperation with economic operators.
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
Other groups of citizens
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 has been reported.
No reactions from social partners have been reported.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|L - Real Estate Activities||L68 Real estate activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Economic reactivation measures to face the impact of COVID-19 in the field of housing, measure ES-2020-28/1357 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-28_1357.html
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