Mexico works on housing solution, says López Obrador
Mexico, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, explained today that his government is actively working to solve the country's housing deficit.
In his morning press conference at the National Palace dedicated to this issue today, he said that the search for a solution to this problem also has a multiplying effect because while serving people in need, a lot of employment is generated because the construction sector guarantees the occupation of abundant labor.
He said the housing program, in which several state agencies and institutes participate, as well as the Ministry of Finance to grant loans for construction by their own efforts, reactivates the economy not only nationally but also locally in municipalities and towns, which helps to face the economic crisis as there are more ways to earn income.
He announced they will be systematically informed of the housing programs applied in the country and the sale of construction materials as it is done with gasoline
, so that citizens know the established prices, identify speculators and carry out the relevant claims.
He warned that measures will be taken to unmask and punish speculators who improve the support and loans granted to residents to build, fix or expand their homes.
Roman Meyer, secretary of rural and urban development, reported that at the national level there is a housing deficit of over nine percent, and a lag of attention of 1.4 million overcrowded homes, most in the central and southern states of the country.
In these places, he said, self-help construction is concentrated with the help of the state, either for new homes or expansion and improvement of current ones, and 365,000 actions are being carried out throughout the country to solve the problems reported in 17 states. , 295 municipalities and 47 thousand families.
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