Sunday, December 10

Sánchez bets on “expanding” the 250-euro bonus for housing in amount and beneficiaries

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, stated this Wednesday that the 250 euro bonus for young people earmarked for housing rental is a policy that “was born to stay” and has been convinced that it will “expand” both in terms of amount and number of beneficiaries.

In an act with young people in Alicante in which he explained the housing measures approved this Tuesday in the Council of Ministers, he highlighted that the rental voucher for young people between 18 and 35 years old who prove low rents It is endowed with 400 million euros for the next two years, but has expressed its intention that the measure continue beyond the end of the legislature.

Likewise, the president has indicated that the package of measures approved this week intends to advance the age of emancipation of young people and build “the fifth pillar of the Welfare State” and that housing be a “real right” and not a problem for the youths. At this point you mentioned that 85% of those under 30 continues to reside in the family home.

The Chief Executive has highlighted that the new State Plan of Access to Housing 2022-2025, to which the Government gave the green light this Tuesday, will have aid for the purchase of flats for those under 35 years of age in municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants, with the aim of “fighting” against depopulation .

Sánchez has maintained that this measure includes aid from 10.800 euros to buy houses of up to 120,000 euros in these towns.

At the European Union Intellectual Property Office (Euipo, for its acronym in English), together with the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, and the President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, explained that this help section will also have subsidies of up to 600 euros for rent in towns with less than 10,000 inhabitants, the amount of which will cover up to 60% of the total.

Likewise, the President of the Government has urged that housing be converted into the fifth fundamental pillar of the welfare state, at the same time as he has claimed the commitment of his cabinet to this pillar and has assured that the programs for housing and youth emancipation are state policies.

Thus, it has argued that these new measures, together with the Law on Universities or the increase in the minimum interprofessional salary, help create “a social elevator”.

Sánchez has valued this action of his Government to change the reality of Spanish youth and has called it a “drama” that, in mid-2021, only 14.9% of young people under 30 years of age was emancipated; He has lamented the “uncertainty” to which this leads, since renting at market price means “great tension”.

Noting that around 37% of young people have to spend more than 40% of your income on rent, has claimed the “priority of dignifying the lives” of these people and has wondered why the Spanish democracy has not had any housing law.

“It seems incredible that in forty years no housing law has been made”, criticized Sánchez, who, however, has assured that his Government will soon be the one to carry it out, in a regulation, which, in his opinion, “empowers young people” and create “an innovation in public policy”.

The minister Raquel Sánchez has explained, regarding the approval of this new housing plan, that it was “urgent to act to find a way out of a maze“, as it is to be able to rent.

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He lamented the reality of many young people who have to allocate more than 40% of their income to paying for a home and concluded that “it was irresponsible to mortgage the future of our children and having to see them in shared rentals until retirement.

Ximo Puig has highlighted for his part that “now progress is being made” in young politicians: “It is true that the young look is difficult to beat in politics, but I think that the speeches go in that direction”.