SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 28. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The mayor of Los Llanos de Aridane, Noelia García Leal, has asked the Government of Spain to reconvene the Housing Commission to analyze the situation regarding the installation of temporary housing by those affected by the La Palma volcano eruption.
The mayor indicated that this call should also serve to find formulas that allow articulating the necessary procedures to make land available to those affected in the municipality, at an affordable price, with the aim that they can rebuild their lives as soon as possible.
Noelia García Leal explained that many families that have been affected by the eruption cannot afford the high cost of buying land to build their new home, “so it is essential that both the regional and national executives start the necessary tools to help these families in the purchase of land, given the lack of municipal resources”.
García Leal pointed out that in the municipal budget they have contemplated an economic item for said action, “but it exceeds the economic capacity of the municipalities,” he affirmed. In addition, he also put on the table the possibility that the victims could install temporary housing on land they own, “since we are sure that this proposal would help many neighbors.”
Likewise, the mayor recognized and thanked the Government of the Canary Islands for its agility in the purchase and delivery of homes, as well as the joint work to prepare land to install temporary homes, “but now we must go one step further, and continue listening and providing solutions to the requests that those affected are making of us,” he said.
Finally, the councilor recalled that for the government team “the well-being of the neighbors is fundamental”, so “we are going to continue working tirelessly to offer them the best solutions”.