There are already 15 apartments in the riverside area to house displaced teachers in Portimão

IHRU and DGAE sign protocol to guarantee housing for displaced teachers

15 apartments in the center of Portimão will be used to accommodate displaced teachers, following the protocol signed on March 1st, in this Algarve city, between the Institute for Housing and Urban Rehabilitation (IHRU) and the General Directorate of School Administration ( DGAE).

The ministers Marina Gonçalves and João Costa, of Housing and Education, respectively, were present at the ceremony.

The protocols are intended to "ensure the retention of teachers displaced in territories where there are difficulties in accessing housing", stress the Ministries of Housing and Education.

In Portimão, the IHRU has already acquired 15 apartments (13 T2, 1 T3 and 1 T4), which «are intended not only for teachers, but also for displaced health professionals, an area that will soon be the target of a similar protocol».

The apartments are located in the riverside area of ​​the city, in the Casa do Rio building.



Still in this context, there are also 14 other apartments in Lisbon (2 T0, 9 T1 and 3 T2), allocated for the same purpose.

Housing policy is "universal", recalled Housing Minister Marina Gonçalves, but it must have "responses to specific situations", such as that of professionals displaced from their areas of residence.

The Minister of Education, João Costa, underlined that «this is a fundamental first step towards fixing teachers in regions where housing is a specific problem for the teaching class».

With this protocol «conditions are created for displaced professionals to access a house at affordable costs for their budgets, as well as contributing to the increase in the size of the public housing stock, providing it with greater capacity to respond to the different types of existing housing shortages in the national territory», concludes the note from the two Ministries.



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