Spain Suspends Evictions Of Its Most Vulnerable Citizens

In response to a growing economic crisis made worse by repeated austerity measures, Spain’s government has imposed a two-year moratorium on evictions of low-income and vulnerable citizens. As Reuters reported, “The government said it would suspend evictions for two years for vulnerable homeowners who can no longer pay back debt, including those with small children, the disabled and long-term unemployed.” “This is an emergency response to mitigate the effects of the worst of the economic crisis,” said Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria. The measure applies “to families with household income of less than 19,200 euros a year.”