Jasmine lives in Ecuador. She is the head of the household, she is divorced and has 2 minor children under her care, one of them with an intellectual disability. For her and her children, the "Housing Solutions for Poor and Vulnerable Homes" program, for which they have received a subsidy for the construction of their home, has changed their lives. In the words of Jazmín: … [Read more...] about Improving Lives in Ecuador: Inclusive Social Housing
Access to adequate housing is one of the universal human rights. Having access to quality housing improves the health, educational performance and family coexistence of citizens. At the IDB, we believe that all citizens must have access to decent housing, which is why we promote and work to expand access to public and private financing for services and access to housing for the most needy. How to promote more and better housing policies in Latin America and the Caribbean? Learn more by reading our blog and downloading this publication.
Gender gaps in the Brazilian housing sector: 60% of the deficit lays amongst women-headed households Women represent over 52% of total population in Brazil. Between 2001 and 2015, the number of female-headed households increased by 105%, while male-headed households increased by just 13%, and the number of single-parent female-headed households grew by 28.3%, from 9 million … [Read more...] about Women in the Brazilian housing finance market
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the most unequal region in the world. The crisis unleashed by COVID-19 has only deepened inequalities even further, including housing inequalities. According to recent data, 1 in 4 urban dwellers in LAC lives in an informal settlement. To try to tackle this problem, the IDB Office in Paraguay, with the support of the MUVH and the … [Read more...] about Collaborative strategies to tackle urban informality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Despite cities are the main driver of growth, prosperity and innovation worldwide, inequalities still arise in them in various ways. One of them is the lack of access to basic services such as housing. Unfortunately, our region is no stranger to this phenomenon. According to recent data, 1 in 4 urban inhabitants in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) lives in an informal … [Read more...] about Opportunities to close urban inequality gaps in Paraguay
Delivering effective environmental, social and governance strategies in the global real estate sector is an increasingly important issue. In this blog we address the opportunities that lie ahead for Latin American and Caribbean cities through the delivery of social value in the real estate sector. Environmental, Social and Governance in Real Estate Sustainable property … [Read more...] about Delivering Social Value in real estate: An overdue discussion in Latin America and the Caribbean