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Faced with the drama of eviction, the affected platforms are pressing mortgage and getting to put the problem into the issues to be addressed in the municipal elections on May 22. It is important to require candidates to positions that are clear about how they will protect those affected and report on what they will do to stop the evictions. For example, they could start pressuring the central government to end the legislation allowing the debt remains in force after the eviction of the house.
In Madrid, this problem is clearly far-reaching because it reflects the crisis of a business model that has been the engine of municipal finance in our community. This model is based on housing construction was encouraged by the vast majority of politicians, who have ruled on the basis of land reclassification and development of urban plans. Stopping the construction and sale of land, municipalities no longer enter. The problem is not only unsustainable model that is exhausted, but has produced serious imbalances in the household, and municipal debt.
Therefore, there are two levels of action that should be present in the election debates, but especially in public opinion. On the one hand, stop evictions and propose solutions to household debt. On the other hand, from the municipalities to ensure the right to housing and in-depth discussion on municipal funding models regarding the role that governments must meet in towns and cities, once the housing meltdown has discredited his role as leaders of the same.