Nearly 1,000 Tenants a Week Now Apply for Help Paying the Rent In Malaga Spain

Arroyo del Cuarto (Málaga)- Tenants given government help to pay the rent. image: Wikipedia

The Andalucian Government has received 840 applications in just one week in Malaga for the new line of aid set up to help residents cope with the crisis.

THE aim of the scheme is to minimise the economic and social impact of the coronavirus in the homes of families with limited resources, said a spokesman – and there are a lot applying.

The news of the grant was announced on Thursday by the territorial delegate for Development, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, Carmen Casero, who explained that the application period began on July 8 and since then the Development Delegation has received those 840 applications, of which 605 have been carried out electronically, and 235 in person at the office, after requesting an appointment.

A total of €6,476,810 has been allocated and there is an extended period to request help until September 30, with this amount available, it is estimated that in the province of Malaga some 1,800 families will be able to benefit.

The Andalucian Government said all the mechanisms are being developed so that the people of Malaga “can recover as far as possible from the social consequences that the coronavirus crisis has generated in many homes and these extraordinary rental aids are considered a support fundamental.”

Landlords in the region are struggling too, some have had to return properties to the bank and some have taken a drop in rent, others are waiting for the courts to resume so they can start legal action against non-payment of rent.

 

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