• Families with children under 18 years old and retired or pre-retired who have guaranteed their children will be included
  • You can stay in the house in cases of forced execution after the award or payment

The Monitoring and Coordination Commission of the Social Housing Fund (FSV) has agreed to expand the scope of the Agreement that governs this and instrument, designed to serve families in difficulty due to the crisis. The modifications will allow them to stay in the house by paying reduced rent in some cases and include a large number of people or families who, after a report from the Social Services, are in circumstances of social vulnerability. The FSV was created in January 2013 and has 6,000 homes from 33 financial entities.

The new agreement will allow individuals or families to stay in the home they lived in, even if they lost it as a result of forced execution and after it has been awarded. This possibility is also opened for payments in payment. In both cases a reduced rent will be paid, that is, between 150 and 400 euros per month or less in special circumstances, as provided in the FSV Agreement.

In addition, the personal and family circumstances that give the right to request a home from the FSV are expanded. These are as follows:

a) Family units with minor children (18 years). Until now, minors have been required to be no more than three years old.

b) People in situations of dependency or with disabilities for which the home is, according to the report of the competent Social Services, an indispensable asset for the maintenance of their social inclusion and autonomy. The requirement so far was a disability of 33% or greater.

c) Elderly people in a pre-retirement or retirement situation who have taken over the debts of their children or grandchildren through a guarantee. This circumstance is new.

d) Other people or family units with circumstances of social vulnerability different from the previous ones, previous report of the Social Services. This extends access to the FSV to many situations of social risk not typified.

The previous requirements are maintained, such as unemployment and no benefits, single-parent families, large families or gender violence.

The FSV is intended for those who, as a result of eviction, have lost their home as of January 1, 2008. In the first year of application (2013), 1,537 applications were received and 780 homes were awarded.

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