housing

No social housing in Bogota’s rich neighborhoods, for now
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jul 6, 2015 2 comments

No social housing in Bogota’s rich neighborhoods, for now

A Bogota judge has ordered the immediate suspension of a plan to construct social housing projects in rich neighborhoods, proposed by Mayor Gustavo Petro to promote social integration.

Colombia housing prices up almost 10% in 2014
Posted by Talor Gruenwald on Apr 8, 2015 1 comment

Colombia housing prices up almost 10% in 2014

Housing prices in Colombia rose approximately 9.47% on average in 2014, according to the country’s statistics agency.

Santos lying about social housing projects: Colombia opposition
Posted by Victoria McKenzie on Nov 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Santos lying about social housing projects: Colombia opposition

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has finished only 10% of the 75,000 subsidized homes the head of state claims to have constructed, according to the leftist opposition.

Bogota mayor sued over social housing projects in affluent neighborhoods
Posted by David Wing on Nov 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Bogota mayor sued over social housing projects in affluent neighborhoods

A Bogota attorney on Monday said he will sue the city’s mayor over plans to build homes for poor people in some of the capital’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Bogota plans social housing projects in upper class neighborhoods
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Bogota plans social housing projects in upper class neighborhoods

Colombia’s capital Bogota is planning to carry out social housing projects in some of the city’s most expensive neighborhood in an attempt to curb social and economic segregation, the administration announced  Full Article »

Colombia’s subsidized housing project ran out of funds: Minister
Posted by Matthew Sterne on Sep 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s subsidized housing project ran out of funds: Minister

Colombia’s Housing Minister has recognized that there is no money for subsidized housing or aqueducts with the ministry in need of more than $5 billion for just one project, reported Caracol  Full Article »

Colombia ‘safe homes’ bill seeks to restore faith in construction standards
Posted by Matthew Sterne on Sep 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia ‘safe homes’ bill seeks to restore faith in construction standards

Colombia’s housing minister has delivered a bill to Congress that will ensure buildings have the highest quality standards to prevent tragedies similar to that which Medellin has recently experienced, reported  Full Article »

30 Medellin buildings under inspection for structural problems after ‘Space’ towers collapse
Posted by Samuel Moldovan on Sep 1, 2014 Leave a comment

30 Medellin buildings under inspection for structural problems after ‘Space’ towers collapse

A range of Medellin construction projects using “hyper optimization” – a fast, cheap and resource efficient way of building assembly – have almost all recently had serious quality problems leading  Full Article »

Riots in Western Colombia lead to 8 injured, following mass evictions
Posted by Arthi Nachiappan on Jun 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Riots in Western Colombia lead to 8 injured, following mass evictions

Two mass evictions led to riots in Western Colombia on Wednesday, when eight people, including two policemen, were reportedly injured, according to Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper .

Santos only finished 7% of promised 100K houses: Senator
Posted by Victoria McKenzie on May 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Santos only finished 7% of promised 100K houses: Senator

Official figures show that Colombia’s government has built less than 10% of 100,000 houses promised to low-income families across the country, according to a Colombian Senator, national media reported on Thursday.

Colombia’s housing deficit decreasing due to social housing schemes: govt
Posted by Alexandra Jolly on Apr 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s housing deficit decreasing due to social housing schemes: govt

Colombia’s housing deficit is dropping, according to a national statistical report and statements from the Colombian government released on Tuesday.

National government clashes with Bogota over free housing project
Posted by Julia Myska on Jun 12, 2013 Leave a comment

National government clashes with Bogota over free housing project

Colombia’s new housing minister complained Wednesday about an alleged lack of cooperation of the capital Bogota concerning the building of free homes for the poor.

Bogota to cooperate with Brazil on recycling
Posted by Julia Myska on Jun 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Bogota to cooperate with Brazil on recycling

Colombia’s capital Bogota will cooperate with Brazil on issues regarding recycling, the city’s mayor confirmed on Monday. 

Posted by Wesley Tomaselli on Apr 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Financial sector resists adopting central bank rates

Colombia’s financial sector has resisted lowering mortgage rates in accordance with the central bank interest rate cut to 3.25%, the bank’s most recent cut in March. “The central bank has developed  Full Article »

Posted by Parker Crooks on Mar 21, 2013 Leave a comment

100,000 free homes officially being constructed in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday signed the last three building contracts to fully implement his plan to build 100,000 free houses for the poor. In the northern Colombian  Full Article »

Posted by Benjy Hansen-Bundy on Feb 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Santos builds houses with confiscated drug money

Colombian President Juan Manual Santos said Monday he has used money taken from a narcotrafficker to build 565 houses for citizens in the troubled port city Buenaventura on the western  Full Article »