Grand Housing Mission Venezuela has registered 91.7% of housing deficit estimations

Caracas, 09 Ago. AVN .- The number of people registered in the first two waves of the National Housing Registration, in the framework of the Grand Housing Mission Venezuela aimed to determine what is the real housing deficit in the country, has stood at 2,456,654 families, of which 1,834,168 have registered in need for household.

Said figure represents 91.7% of the housing deficit that was estimated in preliminary forecasts and there is still a third wave of registration remaining. Informed the Minister for Science, Technology and Intermediate Industries, Ricardo Menendez.

As president of the Republic, Hugo Chavez, and the Minister of State to the Revolutionary Transformation of the Grand Caracas, Francisco Sesto, have said, the housing deficit will likely exceed preliminary estimations.

Nevertheless, the goal of the Registration is to determine the real demand and geographical distribution.

The first wave of registrations was held in the sates of Miranda, Vargas, Falcon, Zulia and the Capital District between May 7 and June 5. Almost 1.3 million families registered.

The second wave began on July 9 and finished on August 7 in the Western and Andean states: Aragua, Carabobo, Lara, Merida, Tachira, Trujillo and Yaracuy, where 1.16 million families registered.

Of the total (close to 2.46 million families), about 75% requiere a new household; 24% needs remodeling or expanding; and about 25,000 families need to property deeds of the lands where they are living at.

The third and last wave will be held in the Central and Eastern states: Apure, Barinas, Guarico, Portuguesa, Cojedes, Anzoategui, Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Amazonas, Delta Amacuro, Monagas and Bolivar.

Authorities have explained that the development of housing projects in the framework of the Grand Housing Mission Venezuela will be based on the scientific data collected in the registration stage. According to said program, the Government expects to build over 2 million households between 2011 and 2017.

In the zones where Registration has been already conducted, group of citizens are visiting families to verify the entire data supplied during the registration process.

Registered families are also invited to participate in Assemblies to discuss methods to solve housing issues in their own communities.

At the same time, the Government, organized people and private companies continue progressing in the other stages of the process: locating lands, construction materials and consumables, builders and financing.

To July, more than 20,000 households have been granted and the Government destined $13.26 billion for housing projects in 2011 and 2012.

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