PROSOC Plans to Support 1,000 Housing Units in 2023
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PROSOC Plans to Support 1,000 Housing Units in 2023

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Emilio Aristegui By Emilio Aristegui | Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:12

In 2023, the Mexico City government will deploy two programs to improve habitational housing units in underdeveloped areas, deploying social support plans and rehabilitation works that aim to benefit 2.3 million inhabitants. 

The Mexico City government unveiled a MX$250 million (US$13.30 million) investment to develop housing units. The project targets about 1,000 social interest housing units. The Mexico City Social Prosecutor's Office (PROSOC) reported that the "Well-being in Housing Units 2023" program will seek to rehabilitate, rescue, repair and maintain units in the designated areas and common use places this year “to promote citizen participation and improve the quality of life of the people who live in them,” explains the Mexico City government via a press release.

The “Improving Your Unit” program will support improvement works, medium and major maintenance, rehabilitation or construction activities in spaces and common use areas. The government estimated that the program will serve 300 to 400 social interest housing units. In Mexico City alone, the government forecasts that the program will benefit 500,000 inhabitants.

Another program, “Dairio en TUnidad” (Daily in Your Unit) will support minor maintenance work such as cleaning, sweeping, pruning, painting in common areas, removing silt and welding. The program will work with a set of crews that will attend the defined common areas. The government explains that the program will benefit at least 200 units and nearly 600,000 inhabitants.

“Likewise, the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (STYFE) will provide temporary work to residents of Housing Units in the capital through the Trabaja en TUnidad program,” reads the press release.

In Mexico City, the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU) reported that just over 56% of Mexican households have access to public transportation infrastructure. The government faces another challenge in providing access to sustainable, safe and equitable mobility solutions.

Vinicio Serment, Director General for Technical Services, SICT, and Nohemí Muñoz, Director for Federal Auto Transport, SICT, highlighted that Mexico City’s urban planning must be improved to provide better public transportation systems. Both experts argued that making transportation more efficient will lead to a reduction in accidents, as reported by MBN.

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