National Housing Policy in Guatemala

During the inauguration of " Expo Casa" President Perez Molina announced the provision of 18,000 housing subsidies and another 6,000 for the "piso seguro" (safe floors) project.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The current housing deficit in Guatemala is estimated at 1.7 million, and the plan is to resolve this by Government led construction of houses using the Guatemalan Housing Fund (FOGUAVI), which has a budget of about $58 million a year for real estate projects.

The announced policy includes programs for the provision of 18,000 housing subsidies and another 6,000 for a program called "safe floors", which will provide cement for homes which have dirt floors.

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Costa Rican Government To Unveil Housing Policy in October

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The plan will be presented on October 1st, and will be reviewed by all involved sectors for a two-month period.

The main issues raised in the consultation period were land use and better access to financing.

"The period closed on September 10th. The main suggestions made by citizens include a better vision of land use and the role of municipalities in the management of housing, including them as developers, said Minister Irene Campos”.

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