The Colombian government announced on Friday the allocation of little under $2 million for families left homeless by the tragic Manizales landslide.
Each family that lost their house will receive $18,000, enough to relocate to a new home in a government housing project.
The number of families to receive the compensation was estimated around 110, but this number may increase in the future as Manizales’ Mayor’s Office census continues.
The Ministry of Housing said they will allocate $14,500 to each family, with the remaining $3,500 provided by the Direction for Risk Management.
Housing Minister Beatriz Uribe Botero called this “the best option to help the affected families immediately.”
The ministry ordered the immediate construction of 380 houses in the San Jose housing project, 150 of which should be completed within six months.
This came in addition to the government decision to financially compensate the families of the victims of the landslide.
The natural disaster hit the Cervantes neighborhood of Manizales on November 5, killing 48 and leaving hundreds on the street.