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UN Critical of Lack of Affordable Housing for Salvadorians

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is concerned that the lack of access to credit and high housing prices have limited Salvadorians’ home ownership. They plan to critically analyze the functioning of the sector, institutions, relationships, procedures, and existing regulations in order to course correct the problem for the country.

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Original Article Text From El Salvador via Google Translate :

UN Analyze Housing Sector to Define Housing Policy

Lack of access to credit and high housing prices have limited the Salvadorans to home ownership, so they choose to live with family or friends.

There are also families who despite having a home, the conditions under which these are unfavorable, either because this is the film or because of defects in its infrastructure.

Under these guidelines, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will conduct an assessment of the housing situation in the country.

The study seeks to critically analyze the functioning of the sector, institutions, relationships, procedures and existing regulations.

“The profile of housing in El Salvador”, as referred to research, inquire, through participatory research methodology, the obstacles that prevent the population access to adequate housing, “said Claudio Acioly, head of the housing policy section global UN-Habitat.

He further explained that the program will create a basic framework of information for policy makers make decisions based on reliable data to change, so efficient, the housing sector.

“It is a tool for analysis and participatory assessment will help the country move in housing policies,” he added.

Meanwhile, Roberto Gochez, vice minister of Housing and Urban Development, said the housing sector profile will provide a methodological element will be the foundation of reality to change. “We are hopeful and very excited with this study will help guide us on how to operate so that people have decent housing and proper,” he said.

The diagnosis will cover issues of policy and institutional framework, legal rules and regulations, housing finance, infrastructure and basic urban services delivery systems of urban land and building materials, among others.

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