Adeje takes the first step in the south for the construction of sustainable social housing


  • Canarian Weekly
  • 29-12-2023
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: Ayuntamiento de Adeje
Adeje takes the first step in the south for the construction of sustainable social housing

Adeje is set to become the first municipality in the South of Tenerife to embark on the construction of energy-efficient social housing. This development follows the Regional Government's publication of the agreement for the transfer of two plots in the Armeñime area, in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands (BOC).

The 45 residential properties will be allocated under a rental scheme, as outlined in the agreement between the municipality and the Canary Islands Housing Institute (ICAVI).

The agreement, approved by the municipal council in August of this year, aims to facilitate access to housing for residents and workers in a region where skyrocketing rents have turned finding somewhere to live into a formidable challenge, leading some to seek refuge in vans, caravans, or, in the worst cases, makeshift shanties.

The planned houses will be protected and publicly promoted, with implementation falling under the purview of ICAVI. They will aim to incorporate the plots into the Program for the Construction of Social Rental Housing in Energy-Efficient Buildings, as part of the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan.

How long will these new social houses take and how much will they cost?

According to the agreement, the Canary Islands Housing Institute accepts the transfer of the plots provided by the Adeje City Council, which will be exclusively designated for the construction of protected social housing, and the institute commits to taking all necessary actions to achieve this goal. The objectives set in the plot allocation must be realised within five years, ensuring the designated use for the following 30 years.

The Program for the Construction of Social Rental Housing in Energy-Efficient Buildings was initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Agenda with Next Generation funds from the European Union. The goal is to enable 20,000 homes under social rental arrangements.

The budget initially earmarked for transfer to the various regions of Spain was one billion euros. Out of this amount, 918 homes were allocated to the Canary Islands, with a fund transfer of €45.9 million, according to public data from the Ministry.

The maximum subsidy for the proponents of these energy-efficient social housing units is €700 per square metre, with a cap of €50,000 per property.

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