SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, December 23 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, and the Secretary General for Urban Agenda and Housing, David Lucas, have chaired this Thursday the signing of fifteen agreements with twelve municipalities of the Autonomous Community to finance the rehabilitation of more than 1,300 homes, the regeneration urban development and the promotion of rental housing in the Islands. The total amount is 26 million euros.
Specifically, the actions will be carried out in the municipalities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Güímar, on the island of Tenerife; Vallehermoso, in La Gomera; Agaete, Ingenio, Moya, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Santa María de Guía, Telde and Valleseco, on Gran Canaria, and Tuineje, on the island of Fuerteventura.
The Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing of the Government of the Canary Islands, Sebastián Franquis; the third vice president and councilor for Architecture and Housing of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, María Concepción Monzón; the president of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Pedro Martín; the president of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Sergio Lloret, as well as the majority of the mayors of the signatory municipalities.
In his speech after the signing of the agreements, the Secretary General for Urban Agenda and Housing, David Lucas, stressed that if there is a community that has been characterized by making a “great effort” in terms of housing and urban rehabilitation and regeneration, it is the Canary Islands. .
The Secretary General explained that there are already more than 5,000 homes that have been signed with the Government of the Canary Islands within the framework of the State Housing Plan 2018-2021, and more than 40 Urban Regeneration and Renovation Areas (ARRUS) with different municipalities and local entities; to which must be added one hundred homes under construction that have been incorporated into the State Plan.
David Lucas also highlighted the joint work that the Ministry is carrying out with the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Housing, through the Housing Plan for Affordable Rent, for the construction of 900 homes on land assigned by the municipalities and almost a thousand in State land, specifically, 800 homes in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and 192 in Telde (Gran Canaria).
On the other hand, the general secretary pointed out that, through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, 52.8 million euros corresponding to this exercise have already been transferred to the Autonomous Community for the rehabilitation of homes and buildings, to which another 86 million will be added for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of rental housing.
MORE THAN 40 YEARS.
For his part, the president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, thanked the Secretary General for signing these agreements, which enable financial items co-financed between the different administrations for the rehabilitation of homes, many of them over 40 years old, who are leaving to be developed on the islands of Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Ángel Víctor Torres stressed that it is a fundamental social rehabilitation project in which the Government of the Canary Islands has made the “maximum of efforts”, almost doubling its contribution to the State Housing Plan, by adding 16 million euros at the initial 18 million.
On the other hand, Torres pointed out that the 26 million that are allocated to these new projects not only respond to the constitutional right to housing, especially in the case of more vulnerable families, but will also favor the direct creation of 750 jobs, in addition to many other indirect.