The Government has approved new rental aids for 2021. These new rental aids will be subsidized by quarterly payments of up to 40% of rental income and 50% in the case of young people, starting in 2021. Its objective is Help beneficiaries have less difficulties when it comes to making ends meet.
A total of 9.4 million euros will be allocated, from which more than 5,200 families will benefit. The call will cover the expenses derived from the lease between January 1 and December 31, 2021. The application may be submitted within a period of two months.
The grants are divided into three different programs:
- Aimed at young people between 18 and 35 years old: it has a larger amount, being able to subsidize up to 50%.
- Intended for people over 35 years of age: through quarterly payments, up to 40% of the amount of the rental income provided that these do not exceed 500 euros per month.
- Intended for associations / foundations whose income does not exceed 600 euros per month and is intended to house people with special needs. In this case the aid will be up to 50%.
Other types of rental assistance and measures
On the other hand, positive action measures are also introduced to facilitate access to single-parent relatives with family responsibilities; people or families who have suffered a previous foreclosure of their habitual residence, or who have given their habitual residence in payment of debt; to families in which a woman who is a victim of gender violence lives or family units in which someone assumes parental authority, guardianship or permanent foster care of the minor orphaned by gender violence.
Likewise, priority is given to coexistence units affected by catastrophic situations, in which there is a member with a disability or in which all its members are unemployed and have exhausted the benefits corresponding to such situation. Likewise, women in need or at risk of exclusion, when they have minor children exclusively in their care, large families, as well as coexistence units in which there is a victim of terrorism.