Panama: $ 300 Million to Reduce Housing Deficit

The Government announced the creation of a $ 300 million fund to encourage construction of popular housing.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The creation of this fund is complementary to the Housing Solidarity Fund which currently gives a $ 5.000 bonus to low-income families to buy a home.

"The fund will be administered by the National Bank, the Ministry of Housing and Land Development and the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the resources are earmarked for the purchase of social housing in order to have them in stock and expedite their delivery," said

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El Salvador: 6.300 Housing Loans in 2011

December 2010

Out of $ 99 million in loans it is estimated that 53% will be invested in new housing.

The trend over recent years has been the purchase of used housing, according to Thomas Chévez of the Social Housing Fund (FSV).

"The balance that could be achieved regarding the trend is because in 2011 the supply of new housing, specifically of social interest, will increase due to construction projects from the program “Casa para todos,” reports the article in

Housing Construction in Nicaragua

January 2013

The Chamber of Builders and the government are working together to achieve the funding necessary to reach the target of 10,000 new homes every year. reports that "After fulfilling the goal of building 4,000 houses and delivering them in 2012, the goal is to raise the annual figure by a thousand houses.

The Housing Market in Guatemala

February 2012

The deficit between supply and demand for housing solutions is growing every year, requiring state policies for the creation of credit systems for low-income sectors.

In Guatemala, the demand for housing grows between 55,000 and 60,000 units every year, but only 20,000 new houses are built, calculates the Guatemalan Chamber of Construction (CGC).

El Salvador Invites Bids for Building 390 Homes

October 2009

The National Housing Fund began the bidding process, earmarking $3 million for it.

12 municipalities will be benefited with the project, which is part of the program "Housing for Everyone" (Casa para Todos). reports: "Each house will be built with cinder block walls, fiber cement board roof and lattice windows ...

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