50 families benefit from regeneration of Siggiewi social housing

Photo by: DOI - Reuben Piscopo

With an investment of €300,000, two blocks of social housing in Ta’ Ramija in Siġġiewi are being regenerated and 50 families will be benefiting from this investment announced the Minister for Social Accommodation Roderick Galdes

Minister Roderick Galdes added that this project for the regeneration of social housing blocks in Siġġiewi is part of a larger project that will translate into the maintenance and improvement of all housing estates in Malta. The investment this year reached €2.6 million, which 500 families will have benefited from.

Minister Galdes also said that work against the abuse of social housing has intensified to ensure that these apartments go to people who are really in need.

“We will never accept all this work we are doing to help those in need to be ruined by abuse,” said the Minister.

The CEO of the Housing Authority Leonid McKay said that every effort is being made to create incentives to increase the stock of social housing while maintaining the current stock.

“The stock of social housing increases not only by building new blocks but also by efficiently tackling abuse, in fact a few days ago we talked about a case of blatant abuse where government property was being used for tourism purposes”, said McKay.

Over the past three years, the Housing Authority has carried out more than 4,400 routine inspections to address this abuse.