As part of the scheme by the Housing Authority, 399 are being offered for rent in several social housing sites around Malta. The applications for the scheme will open on the 11th of October and will close by the end of the year. Preference will be given to residents who live close to the garage, and those applicants who already have their own garage will not be eligible to benefit from the scheme.
The garages are spread out thus:
- 3 garages in Attard
- 56 garages in Birkirkara
- 115 garages in Bormla
- 35 garages in Kirkop
- 22 garages in Imsida
- 44 garages in Qrendi
- 89 garages in Siggiewi
- 15 garages in Zebbug
- 20 garages in Zurrieq
In the case of there bing multiple applicants interested in the same garage, with both having the same distance, the decision will be taken through raffle. Voluntary organisations who wish to apply for this scheme will be given priority independent of the distance. The call for application will be done through the website of Housing Authority in the coming days.
Minister for Social Accommodation Roderick Galdes announced the scheme during a conference in the new social housing site in Zurrieq. He was accompanied by Executive Chief of the Housing Authority Leonid McKay. The latter explained how the garages will be allocated in a method used in the calls for tender offers and does not wish to give the garages to those financially powerful or well-adjusted.
Minister Galdes said that the increase in population in zones where there are social accommodation buildings increases certain pressures. Apart from these 399 garages, more will be made available in the future.
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