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Location: AVRA, Agencia de Vivienda y Rehabilitación de Andalucía. (Public Enterprise for Social Housing in Andalusia) - Avenida de Grecia, s/n, esquina a C/ Bergantín. (Los Bermejales) 41012 Sevilla. Spain


Who are you?

AVRA, formerly EPSA (Empresa Pública de Suelo de Andalucía) was established in 1985, it is the Special Urban Entity and Promoter of Social Housing, for the purposes specified in the legislation, being attached to the Regional Ministry of Housing and Promotion.

Its purpose, from its initial configuration, has been expanded several times, currently being configured as established in Article 33 of Law 17/1999 by the following areas:

  • The development and implementation of urban plans and programmes of the Andalusian Regional Government
  • The realization, as a public promoter of social housing (Law 5/1990, of 21 May 21).
  • The administration and management of heritage that constitutes the housing state of Official Social Housing of Andalusia (Law 8/1997, of 23 December, Section 68.1).
  • The realisation of programmes that, referred to activities relevant to their subject, will be commissioned by the regional government or local authorities of Andalusia
  • The exercise of administrative powers as assigned or delegated by the Ministry of Housing and Promotion related to its object and, in particular, the sanctioning authority and the processing and granting of subsidies and support, acting in these cases subject to the rules of public law.

And expanded in the recent law (4/2013, October 1st), about  measures to ensure fulfillment of the social function of housing AVRA adopts new responsibilities that are:

  • The management, control and registration of the securities of property leases and other uses and its corresponding supply for Andalusian buildings,
  • Actions in Building Energy Efficiency,
  • Actions in the promotion of housing rental allocated to the Agency.

Why join the MARIE project?

CFV (Consejería de Fomento y Vivienda), Ministry of Housing and Promotion has signed a management delegation agreement with AVRA to allocate the management of this Project to AVRA.
AVRA has got experience in previous projects  (POWER; from INTERREG IVC and CE CIP ICT PSP) related to Energy Efficiency issues as well as other kind of Projects (POCTEFEX), so it has been a great opportunity to participate in an Strategic Project to develop, study and share experiences, collaborate with proposals, find synergies in EE issues related to buildings  in the Med Region.

What is its role in the MARIE project?

AVRA is participating in the following tasks:

  • Strategic Measure 5.1 . “Assigment of Resources Trough Regional Investment Projects”. Leader on this task.
  • Pilot Action 1.2, “Design and implementation of Urban Plnas for Energy Efficiency in existing buildings” with social building in Almanjayar, Granada.
  • Pilot Action 2.2 “Public Private Partnership Mechanisms” with AVRA´s own offices.

Your contact:

Castillo Domínguez-Adame, Esther - Head of Building Development Department.
Department: Building Development Department
Phone: +0034 955 405 385