Those who have to undertake reforms in their homes in the Valencian Community are in luck, because a new edition of the Renhata Plan has already been called. This is a line of aid, convened since last February 6, with which people who have to make changes in their bathrooms and kitchens can do so with greater facilities.
All interested persons have until May 15 to request these grants electronically, which this year have a budget close to three million euros, with the possibility of being expanded if necessary. The resolution deadlines handled by the Administration do not exceed six months.
According to the Renhata Plan, beneficiaries will be able to access basic aid for an amount equivalent to 5% with a maximum of 600 euros, provided that the requirements established for it are met. In addition, it is possible to access an additional subsidy, depending on the points obtained in the scale: between 25% -35% of the protected budget with maximum amounts between 3,000-4,200 euros.
Anyone can apply for this convocation, regardless of their situation (owner, usufruct or leaseholder), as long as the house is older than 20 years and is their usual residence. The older the house, the more points will be obtained in the scale.
In the event that the reform aims to make modifications / adaptations for people with functional diversity with a degree greater than 50%, it is not necessary to comply with the property’s age requirement.
As for the amount of the works, it has to be between 2,000 and 12,000 euros, although it is true that the actual budget of the works could exceed this amount.
Other important factors to consider are:
- The works must be finalized before making the request for the aid.
- The completion date of the works must be between July 2, 2018 and May 15, 2019.
- The works must have begun after January 1, 2018.
- The action will have the necessary licenses and required by the corresponding administrations.
What can be reformed?
The Renhata Plan essentially covers renovations in bathrooms, kitchens and accessibility. In the first case it is possible to execute works that affect the coverings, partitions and, of course, the set of taps, kitchen furniture and other facilities. Yes, home appliances are not included in the aid. In the case of bathrooms, on the other hand, sanitary appliances are included.
In parallel and given the importance that the Administration gives to energy efficiency, the Renhata Plan helps those who replace their old boilers with more efficient ones or who undertakes the change of windows (glazing, frame and pre-frame) to ensure better thermal insulation.
The 2019 convocation is the third since this initiative was launched. Since then, the Generalitat has indicated that a total of 1,536 families have benefited from this aid line, accessing about 8.5 million euros. The benefits do not fall only on those who undertake works in their homes, but also has helped to boost the regional economy thanks to the generation of more than 500 jobs.
These grants come to complement the State Housing Plan, whose application deadline expires on April 30, which this year is endowed with 18 million euros for the conservation and improvement of buildings. In the editions of 2017 and 2018, this Plan granted 50 million euros distributed in a total of 2,523 grants, which generated more than 1,300 jobs.