There is good news for those who are renting property in Italy, as rental support measures which were introduced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic are being extended for 2021 and beyond. Among the measures ammounced by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (MIT) for the 2021 Budget Law in Italy, an intervention in the field of housing policies is also foreseen.
In particular, the Rental Support Fund for low-income families living in rented housing in Italy is being refinanced. As reported in the MIT document, the strengthening of the National Fund to support access to rental housing for residents in Italy is said to reach 160 million euros in 2021 and 180 million in 2022.
Last October, the decree proposed by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Paola De Micheli, to increase the rental aid fund in Italy, was given the green light. An additional 140 million euros has been earmarked for low-income families living in rented accommodation and 20 million for students who have been forced to live in different location from the rented property because of thecoronavirus pandemic.