Granada will be a city without evictions, not only as a draft, but to be put into practice. Currently, in the area of Social Rights in Granada there are 1,200 families having difficulties in maintaining their homes, cases which could end up with an eviction and from the Concierge which is directed by Jemima Sánchez, these cases are her priority. ‘There are many families, many delicate situations which have to be solved and the City Hall must always be on the side of the citizens’ the councillor explained yesterday. In this sense, the Granada City Hall want to take a step forward and establish a role as mediator between the families and the banking entities.
he idea of the Concierge dealing with the matter is to establish a concrete protocol of action in which is established the service of advising the families on ‘all the channels of possible prevention to avoid them’. Not only this, the City Hall wants to get closer to the families at risk, will comply to the letter on this new requirement and request support from the Fire Service and Local Police despite their absence from any official launching.
The City Hall has the power to effect their involvement, and let the Judicial Police to intervene.
The machinery against evictions which the City Hall wants to reactivate is to establish contacts with social associations and NGO who protect the rights of these families, such as ‘Stop Evictions’ and to collaborate with them and establish measures to alleviate the situation of those in need.
Sánchez highlights the need to put into action the text approved which will contain all the aspects which contemplate the City Hall may access public funds accounts from the financial bodies which encourage evictions; establish a number of homes, for social renting for people without resources or in urgent need and the reactivate the coverage program for the basic supplies of water and electricity for the people at the end of their tethers.