Olhão makes an "exhaustive survey" of housing shortages in the county

The ultimate goal is to guarantee access to decent housing for all citizens

Since yesterday, the 16th, and until the 31st of October, the Municipality of Olhão is carrying out «an exhaustive survey of the housing needs in the municipality», with the objective of «promoting the access of all citizens to adequate housing».

This survey will be done through a questionnaire that will be available until the end of October on the municipality's website or on paper and delivered to the City Hall building.

"This initiative, which comes within the scope of the 1st Law Program and after the need to change the Local Housing Strategy of Olhão, will allow us to continue to know the housing reality of the citizens who live in unworthy conditions in the municipality of Olhão, so that later it will be possible to promote the best solution to support access to adequate housing», describes the municipality of Olho.

“To respond to families who cannot enjoy a house with the minimum conditions of habitability and who live in a situation of economic need, it is necessary to know the needs of the citizens. Only in this way will it be possible to guarantee access to decent housing for those who do not find an answer on the market», illustrates Elsa Parreira, the councilor with responsibility for Social Housing.

“The local authority is already aware of some of the existing needs, which have already been diagnosed, but we intend to continue to update the housing needs of the citizens so that we can act more quickly”, he adds.

One of the measures of the 1st Law - Support Program for Access to Housing, is support for people living in precarious situations (domestic violence, insolvency and homelessness), overcrowding (insufficient housing for the composition of the household) or unhealthy conditions ( house without minimum conditions of habitability or without structural security and inadequacy – incompatibility of the fire with the people residing in it) and whose situation of economic need does not allow them to bear the cost of access to adequate housing.