The State of Mexico's Housing - Recent Progress and Continued Challenges

Joint Center for Housing Studies - Harvard University

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Date Published 2012
Primary Author Christopher E. Herbert, Eric S. Belsky, and Nicholas DuBroff
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Country Mexico


In 2004, Fundacion CIDOC commissioned Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies to prepare a report assessing The State of Mexico’s Housing, which was a follow up to an earlier report of the same name supported by Infonavit in 1997. The report provided a snapshot of housing conditions in Mexico and identified key challenges facing the nation in providing decent, affordable housing for all Mexicans. These challenges included the need to expand the scale and scope of mortgage lending through the quasi-public agencies Infonavit and FOVISSSTE1 while also increasing private sources of financing largely through the efforts of the Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF); to improve land use planning and infrastructure financing; and to greatly enhance housing market information and the legal infrastructure for market operations

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