Spain Temporarily Halts Evictions for 'Most Vulnerable'

Most vulnerable will not have to worry about losing homes for 2 years
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2012 12:19 PM CST
People protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, June 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

(Newser) – Spain, where an estimated 350,000 families have lost their homes since the country's financial crisis began in 2008, will halt evictions for the most vulnerable for the next two years, the Spanish banking association AEB announced. It's not clear how the "most vulnerable" will be identified, the BBC reports, but over the past month, two people in Spain facing eviction committed suicide. Also today, the Spanish government is discussing new eviction regulations with the opposition. (Read more Spain stories.)

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