“They have offered us the possibility of collaborating with this entity, within the margin that this foundation has, with its own funds, which can be key to help with key issues such as rehabilitation, rental assistance or the acquisition of homes, something very important for those neighbors who do not have the possibilities to do so, “he said in a statement.
The mayor has considered that working together with the Caritas Shelter Foundation adds to the work that has already been carried out by the Municipal Housing Office with actions such as the Municipal Registry of Housing Claimants and that it matches the task that it has commissioned by the Social Affairs Board to help those who have problems maintaining a home.
The staff of the Social Policies area advises on eviction situations and for the payment of rents and mortgages, with direct help and with a quiet work in the courts, in collaboration with the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages, Cáritas or the Red Cross and others entities that, as the councilor has said, “are concerned with guaranteeing access to housing in decent conditions.”
“This is a right included in the Spanish Constitution itself,” said Díaz during this first meeting with the president of the Cáritas Shelter Homes Foundation, Joaquín Messía; the director of Cáritas, Rafael Ramos, and Rosa Espinosa, also from the entity.
As for the Fundación Casas de Acogida Jaén, it is a non-profit organization whose main objective is the attention and assistance to people and families at risk of exclusion due to causes derived from housing. It is also proposed as work the provision of decent and adequate housing for people and groups accompanied by Cáritas in the Diocese of Jaén.
The latter, the organism in charge of the charitable and social action of the Jaén Church, is a patron and founding member, and assumes the management and administration of this foundation. The development of the proposed goals will materialize through various modes of action. Among them, the acquisition of property, through purchase, donation, inheritance, legacy or assignment, and in lease, and its assignment, through Cáritas Diocesana de Jaén, to those who meet the requirements of being at risk or in a situation of exclusion.
It is also committed to undertaking intermediation actions in the real estate market, carrying out procedures aimed at facilitating the acquisition and occupation of homes by the beneficiaries and through Cáritas. Finally, participation in public calls is included through projects or initiatives that aim to fulfill the purposes of the foundation and financially endowed for its execution.