Puerto Rico State Housing Plan

Project Description

Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, high unemployment, and high poverty have caused significant out-migration of its working-age families to mainland US. As a result, the average age of the Commonwealth’s population was rapidly increasing. This demographic transition directly impacted the housing market, requiring specific approaches not only for providing appropriate shelter but also for providing the complementary services. This Plan emphasized budget reallocation and better use of existing funds to support affordable housing programs. Key recommendations included the creation of a Housing Policy and Implementation Committee to bring together key stakeholders, the creation of Regional Housing Councils, preparation of an Omnibus Housing Bill, and the modification of construction design standards to ones appropriate for the island climate and location.

Project Details

  • Client Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Date September, 2011
  • Tags housing study, plan
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