From the 1940s onwards, the housing problem took on crisis proportions and threatened to affect the stability of the Franco regime. In fact, one of Franco’s first legislative measures was precisely the new housing legislation. Specifically, the Law of 19 April 1939 had two clear objectives: first, protective measures to encourage the construction of subsidised housing; and second, the creation of a regulatory department such as the National Housing Institute (INV).
On technical matters, the INV was the body in charge of issuing building ordinances and standards, proposing housing types, supervising and approving projects and works, and validating specifications and budgets. Sigue leyendo