Income level is one of the most important factors determining the quality of housing. However, studies show that, even at the same income level, female-headed households, or those composed of diverse populations, are more likely to be inadequately housed. The causes behind this overrepresentation are complex and multiple. For example, women suffer disadvantages in the labor … [Read more...] about Why do we need a gender and diversity approach to address the housing deficit?
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
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?
how can universal accessibility help improve post-pandemic city life? Disability inclusion is one of the social issues that have been gaining prominence in recent years as an essential part of sustainable development. This social approach, based on a human rights perspective, is amplified by the importance of disability inclusion in urban planning, design, and … [Read more...] about Urban inclusion after covid19
In the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, national governments are overwhelmed by the quantitative and qualitative housing deficits. In most countries it would take at least 50 years of sustained investments to just ease the quantitative deficit. The solution seems like a gigantic task. This situation requires a more active role of the municipalities in the provision … [Read more...] about Municipalities and social housing: urban financing tools to alleviate the deficit