A dozen families from Manacor have received the keys to their new public housing this week, in which they will live on a rental basis at prices that in no case will exceed 30% of their monthly income.
The President of the Government, Francina Armengol; the Councillor for Mobility and Housing, Josep Marí; the Mayor of Manacor, Miquel Oliver, and the Director General of Housing and Architecture, Cristina Ballester, today handed over the keys to the residents of these new IBAVI homes located on Carrer Lleó XIII in Manacor.
The ceremony was also attended by the manager of IBAVI, Olvido Terrassa, and Eduard Soriano, technical secretary of the Department of Territory of the Consell Insular de Mallorca, among other authorities.
During the handing over of the keys, Francina Armengol assured that “we are aware that we live in a small land, with a lot of pressure on the land, which makes it difficult for many families to have access to decent housing” and, for this reason, “never before in democratic history have so many public resources been invested to guarantee access to housing”.
The President of the Govern recalled that the current housing policy “has a much broader approach than construction”, given that “rental subsidies have been multiplied sevenfold, there is an agreement with private developers so that they can build affordable housing, we have a housing law that allows us to incorporate flats owned by large tenants into the public housing stock…”.
This multi-family development offers 11 subsidised housing units in addition to the 41 that the IBAVI already has in the town. Thus, the public housing stock in Manacor currently has a total of 52 HPP in the municipality.
The tenants of this new development in Manacor – most of them are people living alone or couples without children – will pay an average of less than 340 euros per month for the rent of their homes.
A highly energy-efficient building
The investment made by the IBAVI in the new development on Carrer Lleó XIII, which also has eleven car parks and a shop, has been 1,648,631.19 euros (excluding VAT).
With a total built area of 1,721.60 m², the building consists of a basement, ground floor and three upper floors. It has eight two-bedroom flats, one of which is adapted for people with reduced mobility, measuring between 57.5 m² and 64.75 m²; and three one-bedroom flats, measuring 47.80 m².
The building, in addition to an optimal integration into its surroundings, has been designed to achieve the best conditions of ventilation and natural lighting for all the dwellings, with high energy efficiency, as well as to offer maximum spatial and functional quality.
The building is made up of two volumes of different heights separated by a strip of free space that resolves, by means of passages, the access to the dwellings and, at the same time, allows most of it to enjoy sunlight and cross ventilation.
This strip becomes a courtyard that also provides natural lighting and ventilation to the ground floor premises.
It should be remembered that there are currently 613 public housing units under construction in the Balearic Islands.
By 2022, 390 HPP will have been delivered. Thus, it is expected to increase the public housing stock by 72% before the end of the legislature, and to incorporate 1,273 new homes.
690 applications for the bono alquiler joven
Since last week, young people between 18 and 35 years of age have been able to apply for a grant of 250 euros per month to pay rent for two years. In the first few days, 690 people have applied to the call for applications, which is completely telematic.
The main requirements to access the aid are to have a rental contract that does not exceed 900 euros and that the income of the cohabitation unit does not exceed three times the IPREM (24,318 euros). The deadline for submitting applications is open until 15 September.