The Commission of Economy, Banking, Finance and Financial Intelligence of the Congress of the Republic approved —by majority— the opinion that creates the Housing Rental Bonus for Emergencies. This would allow more immediate attention to families who lose their homes as a result of natural phenomena or induced by human action.
The Deputy Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Cecilia Lecaros, during the support of the project before the Economy Commission, explained that the subsidy will be S/ 500 per month and will be given to families whose houses have collapsedleft uninhabitable or exposed to imminent danger, so that they can rent a home, while a specific housing solution is defined, for up to a maximum period of two years.
To calculate the bonus amount, the National Household Surveywhich indicates that the average housing rental in Peru is S/ 439.8.
Vice Minister Lecaros indicated that this bonus will prioritize those families that do not have another home in the region where the disaster occurred. “We are prioritizing families who, faced with the collapse of their houses, have no other place to go,” she said.
At another point, he argued that the subsidy could benefit families who have had to leave their homes after the landslide that occurred in Chavín de HuántarÁncash, since the sector has about S/ 32 million to grant aid to the victims of this and other emergencies that are in force in the national territory.
The bonus represents savings for the State compared to care through temporary housing modules. It is estimated that, considering the affected families in 2021, the MVCS invested S/ 134,600,000 million in these modules, while if they had been served through the lease bond, the investment would have been S/ 42,500,000 million, he pointed out. the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation.
The Vice Minister of Housing also indicated that the S/ 32 million that the lease bond They will be used from the resources that had initially been transferred to the Renta Joven program, which currently has no demand.
“The effectiveness of the Renta Joven bonus was very low and I say that it was because, currently, there is no plaintiff. Seeing a gap in the market, that subsidy was stopped. This fund of S/ 32 million is in the Mivivienda Fundof which S/ 12 million are committed to leftovers from the beneficiaries of the El Niño phenomenon”, the official pointed out.