De cómo aprovechar la crisis para que los pobres obtengan casa
Necochea, Andrés; Instituto de Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Through a literature review on housing policy in Latin America, the author explores the impact of the recent economic crisis on the housing sector of the Latin American countries. The article centers in the discussion of two hypothesis: Firstly, that the present scenario is favourable for housing policies focused on the needs of the very low income groups which traditionally have been postponed; and secondly, that these needs have accumulated in the last few years and so, the political pressure accumulated should account for reorientation in public expenditure, increasingly favouring the social sector, specially housing. Some “crucial topics” derived from this rather optimistic view are furtherly explored.