Platforms 29-E Y The town is hungry celebrated last Wednesday the good disposition shown by the director of the Canary Islands Housing Institute (Icavi), María Isabel Santana, when asking for mediation against the vulture funds and CaixaBank, as well as an urgent alternative housing solution, not only for families who are imminently evicted, but also for the many who will have it in the future.
“We find a very good disposition to mediate in front of the courts and financial entities on the part of the officials who work in the Canarian Housing Institute (icavit). But this intermediation management are only temporary solutions, a few more months, until a property is found. Because the reality is that homes are not available or affordable, although there are many empty ones, and families cannot wait years for new ones to appear, and we insist from the platforms and also the affected mothers on the need to look for homes among those who already There are built, property of the vulture funds, through the right of first refusal and retraction, with a law of temporary expropriation, putting into use the many empty properties that Visocan has, limiting rental prices, limiting the vacation rental or pressuring the financial entities with the withdrawal of public funds from their bank accounts, with most of these measures already being implemented in other autonomous communities and in other countries of the European Union with better social conditions and less homelessness ”, stated one of the spokespersons present at the meeting held yesterday.
Just yesterday, the regional councilor for Housing, Sebastián Franquis, explained in a parliamentary committee that the Canarias Prohogar Program has been applied since the beginning of the legislature, so that, although the budget for this year is 3.1 million euros, In 2020, 4.5 million were allocated to it, and in 2019, 11.6 million were available. The objective for the three years is to acquire 265 homes to have a contingent with which to attend emergency situations due to evictions, adding that the objective is to make purchases in the two capitals of the Archipelago, in the municipalities of Telde and La Laguna and in the borders to them, as well as in the most tourist areas.
“Buying in these places has the problem that the houses are more expensive,” acknowledged the counselor, who pointed out that 46 were acquired, which will be made available to people in need.

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