Policies and Mechanisms of Public Financing for Social Housing in Peru

Karen Soledad Villanueva-Paredes, Grace Ximena Villanueva-Paredes

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Social housing in Peru is a significant contemporary urban issue. This study aims to assess the current state of supply and demand for social housing. The methodology employed involved examining indicators, socioeconomic reports, existing regulations, and relevant literature on social housing. Through this approach, we were able to determine the demand profile, identify the characteristics of the available supply, comprehend the dynamics of social housing programs, and establish the correlation between supply and demand. The ultimate goal was to explore the options for acquiring this type of housing. In Peru, the acquisition of social housing is facilitated through the Fondo MIVIVIENDA program, which operates through two primary mechanisms: Techo Propio and Nuevo Crédito MIVIVIENDA. The findings of this study reveal that the social housing offered in the country falls short of meeting the current demand of various socioeconomic sectors. This discrepancy arises from several factors, indicating that family income alone is not the sole limiting factor. The absence of consistent and well-designed public policies further exacerbates the issue, hindering social development, impeding citizens’ access to a better quality of life, and undermining their social inclusion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8919
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • housing supply
  • public policies
  • social housing
  • social inclusion


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