16th April 2024
Sitges News

Keys presented to tenants of first 43 homes in Sitges ‘social housing’ project

Sitges Town Council recently held a ceremony to present the keys to the winners of the first 43 homes of subsidised ‘social housing’ under the council’s Officially Protected Housing (HPO) scheme.

The 43 homes for rent are in the ‘La Marinada’ development, consisting of three buildings in the Carrer de l’Abadessa de Maria Lluïsa Dalmaus with Manuel Torrens, located in La Plana, near to the Can Pei district of Sitges. The homes have double AA energy certification, with monthly prices between 563 euros for 2-bedroom apartments and 691 euros for 3-bedroom apartments.

The project is the result of a collaboration between Sitges Town Council, the SALAS Foundation for Accessibility, and the Nou Lloc Habitatge Social Foundation.

At the ceremony to hand over the keys, the Mayor of Sitges, Aurora Carbonell, was accompanied by the local councillor for housing, Júlia Vigó, the president of the SALAS Foundation, Manel Rodríguez, and the president of the Nou Lloc Foundation, Pere Esteve. There were also other local councillors present – as well as all the tenants for the new homes.

Aurora Carbonell said, ‘Today is a very important day for Sitges. We hand over the keys to the first 43 homes, which, together with the other two developments we have underway, add up to a total of 175 homes.’

‘We are talking about a great success, a very important one,’ she said. ‘But it is clear that we cannot stop here. Access to housing is a universal right that must continue to be worked on and guaranteed.’

The 43 flats of the Marinada constitute the first development of 175 social housing units planned by the council for 2022-23. The developments are being carried out in three different areas of La Plana and Santa Bàrbara, on land conceded to the consortium by the owners of the urbanisation, specifically to build subsidised social housing.

The development model is one of a public-private collaboration between non-profit foundations, social housing developers approved by the Catalan Government and Sitges Town Council, with the purpose of developing municipal land for a period of 75 years. After this period, the buildings will revert to the council. In addition, the Marinada development has been subsidised by the state housing plan 2018-2021 and has been funded by Triodos Bank.

Of this first development, 34 homes are for general letting (each home with 2-3 bedrooms), six are reserved for low-income co-habitants (also with 2-3 bedrooms), and two for people with reduced mobility or disabilities (with 2 bedrooms). 

Two new promotions for 62 and 70 more homes will be launched later, the first of which will be completed before the end of the year.

Terral is the second project and will be delivered in the coming months. This is a development made up of four buildings that add up to a total of 62 homes of 2-3 bedrooms, that will also have terraces, a parking space and storage rooms; in addition to an energy rating that will also be AA, both for emissions and expenses. The third of these projects is located on Carrer Lola Anglada and will be managed by the Grup Qualitat Private Foundation.

All the information about the RSHPO and the HPO promotions can be found here: https://www.sitges.cat/serveis/habitatge/habitatge-de-proteccio-oficial-a-sitges

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