Dozens of town councils are already joining the “Vive Plan” for social housing of the Generalitat

A total of 40 town councils in the Valencian Community have joined the “Plan Vive Comunitat Valenciana” whose objective is to build a total of 10,000 officially protected homes for rent and sale by 2027.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
02 April 2024 Tuesday 11:08
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Dozens of town councils are already joining the “Vive Plan” for social housing of the Generalitat

A total of 40 town councils in the Valencian Community have joined the “Plan Vive Comunitat Valenciana” whose objective is to build a total of 10,000 officially protected homes for rent and sale by 2027. In addition, this plan will benefit 24,600 people and will mobilize an investment of 7,326 million euros, 2% of GDP, through public-private collaboration and the provision of municipal and regional land.

These are data that were announced yesterday by President Carlos Mazón, his Vice President and Minister of Housing, Susana Camarero, and the Regional Secretary of Housing, Sebastián Fernández, in the presentation of an ambitious program that also foresees the creation of 74,000 jobs and that will generate 487 million euros of direct collection (VAT). “This is going to be the housing legislature,” stated the Valencian president.

The plan is structured around 3 axes: legal certainty, administrative cooperation and public-private collaboration. The first axis includes legislative initiatives that have already been launched, such as the modification of Decree 80/2023 of May 26, which approves design and quality standards in residential buildings, and the reform of Decree 68. /2023, of May 12, which approves the Regulation on public housing and the legal regime of the public housing and land assets of the Generalitat. Other regulatory modifications have also already been advanced, such as the reform of the LOTUP for the administrative streamlining of construction permits.

In the presentation of the plan, the president signed a framework collaboration agreement with the president of the Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FVMP), Rocío Cortés, to promote public housing on land owned by the Local Administrations of the Valencian Community.

In the axis of inter-administrative collaboration, a study has already been carried out through the Valencian Building Institute of available public land owned by municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants with which more than 9,200 homes could be built, 562 in the province of Castellón , 6,200 in the province of Valencia and 2,466 in the province of Alicante. In addition, the land owned by the Generalitat through the Valencian Housing and Land Entity (EVHA) will be made available to the Viu Plan, as well as the privately owned public housing plots pending development that will be able to house more than 4,000 households.

In the axis of public-private collaboration, the plan contemplates the competition for surface rights or administrative concession aimed at developing affordable rental promotions for a specific period by the private sector. Land/property exchanges are also foreseen that allow competitions for the promotion of protected housing on public land and the delivery to the administration of housing for social purposes, among others. A park of 1,101 homes is stipulated through a surface right competition financed with European funds and private capital for affordable rentals in the period 2024-2026. During this legislature, 6,000 homes will be created through the modality of exchange, surface right or administrative concession on public land intended for rent, rent with option to buy or purchase at a VPE price that will be built with private financing

Carlos Mazón yesterday described as “ineffective” the housing policy of the previous Botànic executive, which “left many citizens without the possibility of accessing decent and adequate housing, causing uncertainty and legal insecurity.” He even denounced that Ximo Puig's government generated "a collapse of the public stock and during his mandate rental prices rose by 90.5% and purchase prices by 48%, increasing inequality in access to housing."