Multi-million euro Almeria aid appeal


THE Ministry of Development and Housing has received a total of 78 applications requesting regional aid to rehabilitate residential buildings in Almeria.

The Junta de Andalucia  has allocated €14.5 million for the region and 1,361 applications have been submitted. The money is aimed at protecting conservation works, improving quality and sustainability and accessibility for buildings.

The territorial delegate for Development and Housing, Joaquin Jimenez, stressed that “thanks to this financial support from the Board, communities can deal with works they could not undertake exclusively with their own resources.”

He added that “key aspects such as accessibility, with the installation of elevators, or energy efficiency” are fundamental to the project.

Once the subsidy has been granted, community owners will have one month to apply for the relevant work permit. The aid payment will be made in two payments of 50 per cent, one at the beginning after the presentation of the license of the works and another at the end after they deliver the final certificate of work.

The maximum period to carry out improvements may not exceed 16 months, although this period may be extended up to 18 months in the case of works involving 40 or more dwellings.