Housing Poverty In Argentina

  • 620 families served in FY21 620 families served in FY21
  • 25 individuals served through new construction 25 individuals served through new construction
  • 545 served through repairs 545 served through repairs

The level of poverty in Argentina is increasing at an alarming rate.

Since 2002, we have been addressing housing poverty in Argentina by mobilising people and resources to promote access to adequate housing.

A People Lead Approach

In Argentina, we promote human and community development by enhancing existing resources among families and groups that make up the local community.

In this way, we offer families living in inadequate conditions the opportunity to manage a solution to their housing problem in a comprehensive manner.

Families are the ones who lead the process of self-construction of their homes and the management of solutions. Taking that leadership as a starting point, Habitat for Humanity Argentina seek to establish a link between families, volunteers, professionals and the community in general.

Investing In Argentina's Future

For the past four decades, Argentina has gone from crisis to crisis, from the military dictatorship of the late 1970s to hyperinflation in the late ’80s and the economic crash of 2001. This has contributed to a culture unused to saving for the long term, and an economic environment where loans are not easy to come by.

Almost 3.5 million households — more than 10 million people —  are facing housing problems.

An estimated 40.6% of the population lives in poverty, and more than 50% works in the informal sector. More than three in 10 persons lack adequate housing. They often experience critical overcrowding, lack of access to drinking water and sanitation services, dirt roads, and no means of transportation or access to the main services.

Through three of our impact programmes, we promote sustainable solutions to human and community development.

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From The Seed House To Neighbourhood Development

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This project empowers families to manage the construction of their “seed house” — a core house with a foundation for a full house — training them to manage budgets, masons and volunteers. In addition, families are trained to work toward their neighbourhood’s development beyond our own intervention.

Remote Communities And Disaster Response

This project, carried out purely by volunteers, serves families in small, inaccessible communities in the interior of the country, offering repairs and hope after floods or other disasters. It also provides improvements related to health issues such as Chagas’ disease.

Groups of volunteers have been to Salta, Jujuy, Formosa, Chaco, Santiago del Estero, Río Negro and San Juan.

Recycling Urban Homes For Assisted Rents

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This programme purchases dilapidated buildings and turns them into decent rental apartments, providing an innovative housing solution for inner cities. It also helps provide access to formal leasing markets for families who have been making informal payments in inadequate conditions.

This is implemented in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of La Boca.