28 October 2019 – The Spanish Government announced that it was working on a plan to cede public land for the development of affordable rental housing through a series of auctions. The head of the Ministry for Development, José Luis Ábalos, stated that the ministry is working on a plan to auction the surface rights to public land for 50 years so that private developers can build and manage affordable rental housing. The government is looking to address the recent increase in prices.
The ministry is looking to create a single land bank, using land from several different ministries. The government hopes that this management model, if successful, will be replicated at a regional level.
Original Story: Cinco Dias
Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner