565 council properties have been allotted at random using a new computer programme which also informs applicants in which district their new flat is located. The raffle assigned 369 properties for sale and 196 for rent in the districts of Usera, Viclvaro, Carabanchel, Villaverde, Tetun, Hortaleza, Vallecas Villa and the city centre. A notary public was present at the assignment and the result will now be definitively approved by the Madrid Council Housing Board (EMVS). Council properties cost between 75,000-160,000 to buy and between 293-668 to rent. The EMVS currently has 19,566 valid applications for council housing on the Permanent Register (Registro Permanente de Solicitantes).

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