According to EIB website, the prohect will finance social and affordable housing projects in different municipalities in Poland. The project will be financed within the scope of an investment platform to be set up by the European Investment Bank and Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. It will be financing of investments in social and affordable housing by municipal authorities and registered social and affordable housing providers throughout Poland.
Social and affordable housing in Poland is defined by a combination of national legislation and local regulation according to income thresholds and this regulatory framework sets out a range of other eligibility criteria such as the criteria for prioritising applicants and the application and control processes entailed. The sub-projects under the programme loan will be projects not included in the Polish national subsidised programme and will be restricted to the following:
a. construction or retrofitting of social housing units for rent as defined by Polish law and local regulation;
b. construction or retrofitting of affordable housing units for rent as defined by Polish law and local regulation;
c. construction of regulated affordable housing for rent-to-buy or equity-sharing subject to certain conditions;
d. any associated infrastructure such as roads, drainage, utilities and recreational amenities specifically designed to meet the needs of the housing units of the sub-project.
The sub-projects under the programme loan will be co-financed by the European Investment Bank and by Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on a percentage to be agreed on a case-by-case basis. In addition, subject to conditionalities mentioned in the bank documents, the project is acceptable to the Bank in environmental and social terms.
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