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    Default Venezuela's "Great Housing Mission"

    Venezuela is setting out to build 3 million homes in the next three years, using oil revenues in a "Grande Mission Vivenda" to make a big dent in the problem of bad housing and homelessness. In particular, they are focused on building to a standard that will stand up to extreme weather conditions - heavy rains and flooding - that have made a lot of people homeless in recent years.

    In Caracas, they are building workers' housing in the rich central districts.

    Some planners in Venezuela are arguing that there is too much congestion and that the new housing should go in the outer suburbs - as in Dublin and Paris. In London, there is a push to move low cost public housing out of the centre and to move homeless people out of London altogether. In Ireland the experience has been that putting low income households on the edge creates barriers to people getting jobs and having access to services.

    No society has succeeded in housing everyone well without large scale state intervention. In Ireland, the housing bubble was partly fuelled by an unrealistic attempt to have nearly everyone buy their own house on the open market.

    Two minute film on what they are doing in Venezuela --

    http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?...4&jumival=9127
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    I think it is great that Venezuela is using its oil revenues for something that will last, in this case people's housing. Houses are permanent and so these homes will be a lasting monument to the Chavista (Bolivarian) movement, whatever lies ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardbouvet View Post
    I think it is great that Venezuela is using its oil revenues for something that will last, in this case people's housing. Houses are permanent and so these homes will be a lasting monument to the Chavista (Bolivarian) movement, whatever lies ahead.
    +1 Chavez has tried very hard to get these things right.

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    Badly need a Chavez here, stop the parasites giving OUR OIL away for "a couple of colouredy beans" to the Shell and O Reilly's of the world. Of course the Irish lamestream media (owned by the Shell and O Reilly's of the world) will give little coverage of what Chavez is doing (they will take their cue on that from the US of A) , just like they ignored the recent referendum in Iceland where they nationalized all their natural resources......

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    More on the achievements in Venezuela under Chavez.

    http://uprootedpalestinians.blogspot...go-chavez.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Venezuela is setting out to build 3 million homes in the next three years, using oil revenues in a "Grande Mission Vivenda" to make a big dent in the problem of bad housing and homelessness. In particular, they are focused on building to a standard that will stand up to extreme weather conditions - heavy rains and flooding - that have made a lot of people homeless in recent years.

    In Caracas, they are building workers' housing in the rich central districts.

    Some planners in Venezuela are arguing that there is too much congestion and that the new housing should go in the outer suburbs - as in Dublin and Paris. In London, there is a push to move low cost public housing out of the centre and to move homeless people out of London altogether. In Ireland the experience has been that putting low income households on the edge creates barriers to people getting jobs and having access to services.

    No society has succeeded in housing everyone well without large scale state intervention. In Ireland, the housing bubble was partly fuelled by an unrealistic attempt to have nearly everyone buy their own house on the open market.

    Two minute film on what they are doing in Venezuela --

    http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?...4&jumival=9127
    Areas of London on the outer fringes such as Hackney have been polarised because of no investment into infrastructure in particular things like transport. It might be an incentive to offer tax breaks to companies to open in these suburbs if urban planning shows there is no other way to solve it and to create better transport links. Chavez is finally getting his finger out and solving the housing shortage. The rich poor divide is slowly closing...
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    Venezuela's housing mission is an integral part of plans to build socialist-style cities, according to the country’s planning minister. Nearly half of Venezuela's population will be living in free or low cost housing provided by the government by the end of the decade, planning minister Ricardo Menendez said Wednesday. The rapid development of state-provided homes has prompted the government to form a high-level committee to explore creating socialist-style cities in the long term. “By 2019, we will have 40 percent of the population living in Great Housing Mission (GMV) homes, and we will have a golden opportunity … to redesign the concept of the city,” Menendez said. . . .

    In the past four years the mission has distributed more than 642,000 homes – mostly to the poor. The houses are offered either for free, or at a low cost, depending on the means of the prospective owners. Menendez argued the success of the Great Housing Mission illustrates that socialist urban planning is a viable alternative to the capitalist status-quo. “The socialist city isn't an abstract (idea), it's a way to organize to create a better society,” he said.
    http://tinyurl.com/onqydnx

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    752,585 housing units built now according to the government. 100,000 this year

    http://www.telesurtv.net/english/new...1020-0029.html

    There is a more in depth article here from last here http://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/conten...enda-venezuela

    Not without problems but most not unique to Valenzuela

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