This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
The National Housing and Refurbishment Plan
Description/achievement of initiative
The National Housing and Refurbishment Plan 2009-2012 is the main tool for providing access to housing, both owned and rented, for low-income people through means-tested interest subsidies for mortgage loans and rents.
Source: Government of Spain
The Plan identifies a number of groups with preferential access to housing support due to their vulnerability in the housing market, such as those requiring long-term care and individuals with disabilities, people aged over 65 years, and women who are victims of gender violence. In addition, the Plan envisages specific actions to favour these groups, such as protected accommodation. It also includes measures to eradicate substandard housing.