Published Monday, April 5, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Despite the economic crisis impacting the country due to the pandemic, with an allocated budget of $65,995,000 from the Public Housing Bank, the government through the Ministry of Housing is developing 16 residential projects to give homes to 1,301 families and also give away numerous grants to finance neighborhood improvements.
According to the ministry, 15 apartment buildings and housing projects in urban areas have been financed for approximately $59,000,000.
Of these projects, ten have already been completed and given to 719 families who were living in extreme poverty.
The housing projects and grants are intended to improve quality of life and to boost economic reactivation, the ministry said.
The housing projects are located in the following cantons:
• Juan Viñas, Paraíso, Capellades and Agua-Caliente, in Cartago Province.
• León XIII, Purral, Sagrada Familia and Alajuelita in San José Province.
• La Guácima in Alajuela Province
• Santo Domingo in Heredia Province.
Regarding the communal bonus system, the government gave away approximately $6,995,000 to 44,949 families living in the cantons of Guararí in Heredia, Pavas, Alajuelita, Tibas (in San José), Turrialba, Aserrí, La Unión and El Guarco (in Cartago).
The money must be used to build parks, sports areas, as well as infrastructure for the benefit of the community.
The government did not detail information on whether the beneficiaries of the houses and the bonuses were Costa Rican or foreign-born immigrants.
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