Creation date: 2004
Sector of activity: Building and housing
Social issue: Affordable Housing
The Sostre Civic project was created as a result of a reflection on the economic crisis in Spain; the way in which citizens understand access to housing and what has to be done to provide it without reaching the debt levels that existed before the real-estate bubble burst.
Sostre Civic proposes a new model for accessing housing: the cooperative use model (MCU) based on seeing housing as a user good managed by a cooperative, which assumes the building project, debt and subsequent management of the building.
The homes are paid for by member contributions and monthly payments that finance the homes and then contribute to a cooperative fund.