More than 13,000 square metres of accommodation to meet the need for rent-controlled homes in the South
Responding to situations of socio-economic hardship, adapting to the evolving demand for housing and transforming vulnerable areas into smart, sustainable urban settings: this is precisely what is happening in Matera, where the Social Housing - Città dei Sassi complex, which spans more than 13 thousand square metres, has been recently inaugurated.
The 115 apartments have already been allocated to large families, young couples, elderly people and students living off-campus. The project represents a response to the demand for rent-controlled housing, which is particularly high in the south of Italy, and is an example of urban regeneration in the southern area of the city.
All the apartments have been built according to class A energy standards, with the use of the latest-generation technologies. The photovoltaic panels integrated into the building structure will contribute to meeting the energy needs of the complex, while the green spaces will improve the microclimate, thanks in part to the 115 fruit trees planted - one per family.
This project is very much focused on the concept of community, with spaces for tenants to socialise, areas for children to play and the urban vegetable garden that communicates with the surrounding landscape.
CDP Group was the main investor in the project, which was implemented through the Esperia Fund, managed by Fabrica SGR and approved by CDP, Fondazione con il Sud and the Sicilian Region.
The commitment of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti to social housing began in 2010, and since then, around 250 such projects have been initiated for the construction of 19,000 social housing units and 7,000 beds in student accommodation and temporary residences.
In recent months, CDP Group has launched the National Social Housing Fund, with a view to further strengthening this commitment. This new instrument targets high-impact urban regeneration projects in the social, student and senior housing sectors, in line with the Sectoral Strategic Guidelines for Social Infrastructure as set out in the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan.