€151,562 in housing aid for the ‘vulnerable’

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€151,562 in housing aid

RESIDENTS ON the Costa del Sol are set to benefit from thousands of Euros in rent relief.

Velez Malaga’s Council, which gives away the second highest amount of housing aid in Malaga province, is offering up to €200 a month to help families pay their rent, or up to €500 for those who are “especially vulnerable and at risk of social alienation.”

Applications, which can be submitted until July 15, will be considered from anyone on a limited income, or considered to be “vulnerable”.  Those eligible “must be the leaseholder, or have the right to use the property, and be registered in the municipality.”

Zoila Martin, Councillor for Social Services, explained those covered would include people “who were unemployed, disabled or dependent, as well as victims of domestic abuse or terrorism.” She added the council received 147 applications in 2016, 109 of which were accepted, and explained “all citizens of Velez Malaga have the right to a decent home.”

Until July 28, the council will also be taking applications for assistance in adapting and improving the safety of houses for those over 65, or who have reduced mobility. Those interested in applying for funding can do so at the Community Social Services building on Calle Hojaleteros.

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