This week, after Peru’s President Ollanta Humala presented 288 families with new apartments in the city of Carabayllo, he announced his goal of creating 500 thousand new homes by the year 2016. Humala wants to provide the ‘dream of homeownership’ for all Peruvian families. “We aim to build housing to improve living conditions of our people. The family needs a decent home and this is a concern of the government,” said Humala to Peru this Week.
The president continued to encourage those in the private sector to aid in this new home goal, which Humala believes will benefit not only the families involved but the entire country as well.
The new home goal, as well as the apartments in Carabayllo demonstrates Humala’s social inclusion policy. Many of the families moving into the apartments in Carabayllo are low income families that qualified for the government backed mortgage lending fund, MiVivienda. The president continued to say, “I think we are reaching working people who do not have great resources, but with what they are working on, in their careers, they have access to credit to buy an apartment.”
In addition to this goal, the president also stated that this work was happening all across the country as the government will also be building 10,000 new homes in Pisco, Perú.