Socialhousing: new initiatives in Central Italy

Promote innovative and sustainable housing solutions, encouraging the processes of urban regeneration and development of the territory. With this objective in mind, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti has confirmed its commitment to the social housing sector by signing two new projects in Central Italy, particularly in Tuscany and Umbria.

In Scandicci, in the province of Florence, 40 apartments in the complex “La Pieve degli Orti” have been assigned, earmarked mainly for young families with low rent and with an agreement covering future sale.

The apartments, all newly built, were built by the Tuscan Housing Fund which, when fully operational, provides for the management of a total of 1200 apartments in the territory of the Region of Tuscany.

CDP is promoting the initiative through the FIA - Fondo Investimenti per l'Abitare (Housing Investment Fund) - which has subscribed around €105 million to the Tuscan Housing Fund, confirming its growing focus on the development of innovative and sustainable social infrastructure, with a particular focus on the younger target group.

In fact, 80% of the apartments in the Scandicci complex are reserved for people under 40 years of age, with the aim of promoting their family autonomy.

The second project, on the other hand, was focused on Umbertide, in the province of Perugia, where the “Nuova Fornace Umbertide social housing” complex was inaugurated, a project capable of combining social housing and urban redevelopment. The initiative returns to the city one of its most beautiful and significant areas, that occupied by the former furnace, taken over in June 2017 by the fund Uni Hs Abitare, managed by Finint Sgr (with main subscriber the FIA managed by CDP Investimenti SGR).

After extensive renovation work, the area now offers 14 buildings with a shared park, 56 dwellings, 6 home-workshops, 16 temporary residences, 9 terraced houses, 3 commercial spaces, a management space and a social space where one can organise parties and meetings, with an ethos of collaboration and sharing.

The Nuova Fornace Umbertide housing project represents a real model of innovative coexistence, dedicated to all those people with an income too high to access public housing but not sufficient to purchase housing in the free market.

Both initiatives favour the collaboration and sharing of spaces, with an increasingly sustainable perspective: through its new social housing projects, CDP confirms its commitment to the sustainable development of the territory, contributing to the achievement of Goals 1 - Defeating poverty - 10 - Reducing inequalities - and 11 - Sustainable cities and municipalities - of UN Agenda 2030.