Albufeira invests 3,9 million euros in the construction of 40 social housing units in Paderne

Housing problem "should be seen as a priority, as it affects people's quality of life and the development of the economy"

The Municipality of Albufeira opened a public tender for the construction of 40 social housing units in Paderne, in a total investment of 3,896 million euros.

According to the municipality, the construction of these 40 dwellings in Paderne is part of its "housing policy", which included "a broader set of measures, namely the construction of houses at controlled costs, acquisition of building land, acquisition of apartments for rent at affordable costs, conditional rent and youth rental programs, among other types of support, which aim to mitigate the existing housing problem in the municipality».

The mayor of Albufeira recalls that, in addition to the construction of these 40 dwellings in Paderne, there are also plans to build another 70 dwellings in Fontainhas (Ferreiras), two blocks with 28 dwellings on Rua Samora Barros and 26 dwellings next to the Market Municipality of Caliços, in Albufeira, which will advance until the end of the year.

«There is a huge difficulty in renting a house in Albufeira, especially at prices compatible with the income of families and young people who want to start their life project, a situation that also makes it difficult for professionals to stay in various areas of activity, particularly in the tourism, education, health and construction, among others. Therefore, housing is one of the main priorities of the Municipality, which uses different instruments to mitigate the problem», explained José Carlos Rolo.

Through subsidies to support leases, the Municipality contributes up to 60% of the total amount of rents, with 290 households currently benefiting from this support, in an annual investment of around 500 thousand euros.

It is also worth noting the Mais Habitação Program, a tool that favors housing construction, but also measures considered essential such as conditional rent, which provides a monthly income with a value lower than the free income market, and youth rental, aimed at young people up to 35 years old.

At the same time, the municipality informs that it is making "efforts to find ready-made housing or housing that can be rehabilitated for rent at affordable prices, as well as with regard to the acquisition of land for the construction of new housing".

José Carlos Rolo emphasizes that the housing problem is not exclusive to Albufeira, but, as it is currently also part of the municipality's reality, «it should be seen as a priority, as it affects people's quality of life and the development of the economy. ».

 

 


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