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Housing: a growing problem in Spain according to the CIS barometer

Mairenis Gomez

June 21, 2024 | 4:30 pm

21.2% of respondents identify the housing crisis as a critical issue, second only to political problems

The latest CIS study of June 2024 has revealed that housing has established itself as one of the most serious problems in Spain. In fact, it occupies second place on the list of citizen concerns, only surpassed by political problems. According to the data, 21.2% of those surveyed consider that the housing crisis It is a critical question.

This data is shocking and shows the urgency of addressing this situation effectively. The reality is that accessing decent housing has become a real challenge, especially in urban areas such as Bilbao and Bizkaia, where demand greatly exceeds available supply.

The daily reality of the housing crisis

For many people, finding suitable housing has become almost impossible. Rent and purchase prices have reached exorbitant levels, forcing many families to allocate a significant portion of their income just to keep a roof over their heads. This situation generates constant economic stress and affects the quality of life of citizens.

The crisis does not discriminate. Young professionals with stable jobs also face serious difficulties in acquiring property. The lack of public policies that regulate the real estate market and promote the construction of affordable housing further aggravates this problem.

Media and political distortion

Now, it is disconcerting to see how some media and certain political sectors, especially the extreme right, insist on focusing attention on issues such as immigration or citizen insecurity. These issues, while important, rank much lower on the CIS's list of concerns. Squatting, for example, does not even appear on the list.

This media manipulation not only misinforms, but also diverts attention from the real problems that affect the majority of the population. Instead of focusing on concrete solutions to the housing crisis, fear and social division are fostered.

Rental and purchase prices have reached exorbitant levels, forcing many families to allocate a significant portion of their income

Urgent solutions to the housing crisis

Despite the seriousness of the situation, there is still hope. We need brave and effective public policies that address the root of the problem. It is crucial to promote the construction of affordable housing, regulate the real estate market to avoid speculation and guarantee that all people have access to decent housing.

Demand concrete and effective measures for a decent future

As a society, we must demand that our representatives take concrete and effective measures. Only in this way can we ensure a future in which everyone has the possibility of living in decent conditions, regardless of their income level. Without a doubt, the housing crisis in Spain is a real and urgent problem that affects millions of people. We must focus on finding effective and sustainable solutions, leaving aside divisive narratives that only seek to divert attention from what is really important. It is time to act and guarantee a better future for all.

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