Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second region in the world most exposed to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. Adapting to them is an urgent need for everyone, and very special for cities, where more than 80% of the population lives. Having the appropriate urban infrastructure for natural phenomena is one of the best ways to achieve this … [Read more...] about Why is it necessary to finance climate-resilient housing?
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the housing demand is greater than the supply of decent housing. This is what is known as housing deficit. This deficit can be both quantitative and qualitative. The former measures the need of households for new housing. The qualitative deficit, on the other hand, is made up of housing units in poor condition and/or those that need … [Read more...] about How to reduce the housing deficit in Latin America and the Caribbean with inclusive and resilient solutions?
Among the challenges facing the sustainable development of our region, the issue of housing is, without any doubt, one of the most important, urgent, and complex. Housing is essential in our lives: can you really think about access to education or health when you have nowhere to live? In today's blog we go to Brazil, a country with a deficit of 5.8 million homes and more … [Read more...] about How to improve access to housing for the low-income population?
In Latin America and the Caribbean there are few consensus issues as clear as the need to produce more and better housing for low-income families. This consensus engages governments right and left, and moves both national and local governments, as well as private business and NGOs. We have around 500 million people in the region living in cities under an accelerated, defective … [Read more...] about More and better social housing increases inclusion in Latin American and Caribbean cities