COSTA BLANCA NEWS: Sabadell Bank makes homes available to flood victims in Alicante

People still homeless after the Vega Baja flood

BANCO Sabadell has temporarily transferred 22 properties to be used as accommodation by those made homeless in the Vega Baja by the September Gota Fria storm on Spain’s Costa Blanca. 

An agreement was signed by the Generalitat de Valencia regional government’s Councillor for Housing Rubén Martínez Dalmau, and the deputy director general of Banco Sabadell, Jaime Matas to help pout those people whose homes are still uninhabitable after the floods that swept the area. 

Martínez Dalmau stressed “the importance of collaboration between public and private institutions when it comes to providing solutions to people’s problems”. 

He added: “The storm has been a serious problem that has affected many families, and the Generalitat immediately contacted different entities and agencies, and we had a prompt response from Banco Sabadell.” 

For his part, Jaime Matas said: “With this agreement we want to show the commitment of Sabadell to our country, especially in this case, as it helps to support families affected by the storm in the province.” 

The properties will be assigned to families affected for a period of three years. 

In order to qualify for the properties applicants must have been living in the Vega Baja at the time of the storm, their own habitual residence been declared uninhabitable, they own no suitable alternative accommodation and a maximum income restriction applies. 

The regional government has budgeted €158,904 for costs arising from the agreement. 

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Dilip Kuner

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