In a ceremony held in the Ezequiel Zamora urban development, in Fuerte Tiuna (Caracas), Maduro assured that the housing program was the response of the Bolivarian Revolution to more than 40 years of exclusion, commodification, evictions and denial of the right to a worthy roof.
The head of state made a call to equate the housing construction program with the process of building a democratic, protagonist and participatory community through the implementation of communal councils and popular self-government.
During the day, the President authorized the disbursement of 6,850 units of the national cryptocurrency, the Petro, equivalent to more than 411,000 dollars, earmarked for the construction of houses for the Residents’ Movement.
The Great Housing Mission emerged in 2011 by initiative of President Hugo Chavez (1954-2013), aimed at caring for families affected during the intense rains between late 2010 and early 2011.
Subsequently, the program was extended to benefit the rest of the population unable to acquire their own home due to the high costs of the real estate market, with a goal set to build five million homes by 2024.