SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 8. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has promised this Tuesday that before the end of the Legislature, the Executive will deliver almost 500 new public houses given that there are 140 in the tender and 44 million have been mobilized for Visocan to acquire semi-constructed flats that will be they must finish.
In response to two questions from Yes We Can and the Mixed Group in the control session of Parliament, he commented that the Executive has “a clear roadmap” through the Housing Plan that plans to build 6,000 until 2025.
Torres has commented that the archipelago has not delivered public housing for 10 years and has been particularly satisfied that 200 are promoted in Lanzarote alone before the end of the Legislature, 27 years late.
The president has also detailed that almost 600 evictions have been avoided last year, 17.5 million have been allocated in rental aid for almost 5,000 families in 2021, three million in aid for 369 young people for rent or 21 million, for the next two years, which is going to transfer the central government to the autonomous community.
He has indicated that “hard work” is being done to obtain land with the municipalities, but he is convinced that “this is the way forward”.
The spokesman for Sí Podemos, Manuel Marrero, has said that “it is urgent” to resolve access to housing for young people and vulnerable groups because “despite the social shield” imposed by the Government last year there were more than 2,700 evictions in the islands, 70% for non-payment of rent.
He has said that there are 150,000 empty homes in the Canary Islands and that rental prices must fall, “convince” small owners to put their properties on the market to “increase supply” and that the SAREB manage social rentals.
The spokeswoman for the Mixed Group, Vidina Espino, commented that the Housing Plan “is not moving forward” because the only ones that have been carried out are those of La Palma and due to the volcanic “emergency”, disfiguring the Executive who only tender the drafting of Projects.
“What appears on paper cannot be sold as houses,” he explained.
Thus, he has indicated that the Government “has to get its act together” because if not “the Legislature will end up suspending” given that the Canarian families are “suffocated” and cannot make ends meet, which is why they have taken the opportunity to request tax cut.