| The Autonomous Community and the City Council of Caravaca de la Cruz sign a collaboration agreement that makes it possible to speed up the processing of public subsidies for the ARRUR Urban Regeneration Program, with the Consistory assuming its management | The mayor and the Minister of Public Works highlighted that these grants, co-financed by the three public administrations, will allow the revitalization of the old town and boost the local economy The scope of action reaches 79 streets and the grants set a maximum of 12,000 euros for each house that is rehabilitated and 30,000 euros for certain cases of reconstruction The subsidies will not exceed 40 percent of the cost of the work and may reach 75 percent if it is justified that a person over 65 years of age lives or has a low level of income, disability or situations of vulnerability Within the ARRUR grants, which for the first time reach the Caravaca City Council, redevelopment actions will also be carried out, such as paving or gardening The Ministry of Development and Infrastructure of the Government of the Region of Murcia and the City Council of Caravaca de la Cruz have signed a collaboration agreement that enables the regeneration of the urban center of the municipality and the rehabilitation of 60 homes, thanks to a grant of 1,560.
000 euros included in the Program for the Promotion of Urban and Rural Regeneration (ARRU) of the Housing Plan. The scope of action reaches 79 streets located in the historic center of the municipality.
The call will be published in the coming weeks, after which interested parties will be able to submit their applications within a month and will have between 15 and 18 months to carry out the works. The mayor has stressed that these grants, co-financed by the three public administrations, will allow the revitalization of the old town through renovation works of buildings and homes, urbanization or reconstruction of public spaces and buildings or homes.
"In addition, they will contribute to reactivate an important sector in the local economy such as construction, on which many jobs depend, but they will also favor economic reactivation, small businesses, tourism, and even security.
from the urban area ", he added. José Francisco García has reported that "from the City Council we work on an urban agenda marked by sustainable mobility that contributes to making a more friendly environment and that allows connecting the center with the many green spaces of the town", added the first mayor, who The Minister of Development has stated that these grants are "an action in favor of depopulated Spain to make the municipality of Caravaca de la Cruz more attractive, one of the tourist jewels of the Region of Murcia, and thus manage to maintain its population" , and has indicated that this line of aid is in accordance with European policies to "re-naturalize cities, gain space for pedestrians and promote universal accessibility for people with disabilities." Likewise, the actions in the homes are focused on energy improvement. Streamline aid The agreement between the two administrations enables a greater administrative streamlining of public aid, since the Caravaca de la Cruz City Council, the administration closest to the possible beneficiaries, acquires a leading role in its management.
For this, the Ministry will enable the Consistory so that it can use the aid files management tools and thus carry out the processing of applications. These grants set a maximum of 12,000 euros for each home that is rehabilitated and 30,000 euros for certain cases of reconstruction due to a poor housing situation.
The subsidies will not exceed 40 percent of the cost of the rehabilitation action, and may reach 75 percent in certain cases if it is justified that a person over 65 years of age lives in the dwelling to be rehabilitated or there is a low income level , disabilities or situations of exclusion and special vulnerability. On the other hand, the Caravaca City Council may also carry out redevelopment actions, such as consolidation, paving, gardening, infrastructure, facilities, water supply services, sanitation, energy supply, lighting, collection, separation and waste management, improvement of accessibility and improvement of environmental efficiency.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz