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Factsheet for case IT-2020-10/842 – measures in Italy

Extension of the solidarity fund for mortgages for the purchase of the first home

Estensione del fondo di solidarietà per i mutui per l'acquisto della prima casa

Country Italy , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 02 March 2020
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping a safe home
Author Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound
Case created 12 May 2020

Background information

Law Decree No. 9/2020 of 2 March 2020 (art. 26) and Law Decree No. 18/2020 of 17 March 2020 (art. 54) extend the possibility to suspend the installments of mortgages for the purchase of the first home to citizens affected by the economic consequences the COVID-19 pandemic. This possibility is granted through the extension of the Solidarity Fund for mortgages for the purchase of the first house (established by Law no. 244 of 24 December 2007).

Content of measure

The possibility to suspend the installments of mortgages for the purchase of the first home (through the access to the Solidarity Fund for mortgages for the purchase of the first house) is extended, by this measure, to the following categories of employees and self-employed workers:

  • Employees suspended from work for at least 30 consecutive working days.
  • Employees whose working hours have been reduced by at least 20% for at least 30 consecutive working days.
  • Self-employed workers experiencing an average daily reduction in their turnover of at least 33%.

For the first two categories of workers,

  • the maximum total duration of the suspension cannot exceed six months (if the suspension or reduction of working hours lasts between 30 days and 150 consecutive working days);
  • 12 months (if the suspension or reduction of working hours lasts between 151 days and 302 consecutive working days);
  • 18 months (if the suspension or reduction of working hours lasts longer than 303 consecutive working days).

Use of measure

No information yet available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Self-employed
Does not apply to businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
National funds

Social partners

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:

  • N/A
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

No involvement of the social partners.

Views and reactions

Unknown.

Sources

  • 02 March 2020: DECRETO-LEGGE 2 marzo 2020, n. 9 Misure urgenti di sostegno per famiglie, lavoratori e imprese connesse all'emergenza epidemiologica da COVID-19 (www.gazzettaufficiale.it)
  • 17 March 2020: DECRETO-LEGGE 17 marzo 2020, n. 18 (www.normattiva.it)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Extension of the solidarity fund for mortgages for the purchase of the first home, case IT-2020-10/842 (measures in Italy), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.