The Minister of Housing, Marina Gonçalves, made herself available in her personal capacity, through private conversations in the “chat” on her personal Facebook page, to investigate the special situation of at least five taxpayers, with the Institute of Housing and Urban Rehabilitation (IHRU). ), related to the processing of rental subsidies. These tenants were also asked for their tax numbers to send to the regulatory body, in order to investigate their specific situations.
In these private conversations, Marina Gonçalves said that the rental subsidy for taxpayers who were initially excluded will be paid as quickly as possible, retroactive to January, promising new developments as soon as they become available.
In other conversations, he laments the lack of information from the authorities, says he is unsure whether new payments will be made in October due to processing delays, and pledges to investigate the situation of tenants excluded from the June calculation.
The Ministry of Housing, I contacted her passShe confirms the authenticity of the Facebook profile and conversations, saying that the minister does not refuse to help any citizen who submits a complaint to her – including sending the taxpayer numbers of specific citizens to a body under her supervision to investigate the situation of each of them.
An as yet unspecified number of tenants who have been excluded from rental subsidy for several weeks have been awaiting, with great anticipation, clarifications from the three entities responsible for the subsidy: the Tax Authority, Social Security, and the Housing and Housing Institute. Urban rehabilitation. For months, in their communications with these institutions, at a time when rents were skyrocketing, these tenants faced repeated, automated emails, unanswered phones, or complete silence.
Other, more hasty and distressed tenants decided to contact the Minister of Housing, Marina Gonsalves, directly on her personal Facebook page and try their luck.
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