Spain suspends house evictions for two years
12 November 2012 Last updated at 21:23 GMT
Spanish banks are to suspend evictions for the next two years for the most vulnerable people.
An estimated 350,000 families have been evicted from their homes since Spain's property market crashed in 2008, at the beginning of the economic crisis.
The announcement comes three days after a woman in northern Spain took her own life, just before she was due to be evicted from her home.
It is not clear how they will decide who the most vulnerable people are.
Tom Burridge reports.