This Tuesday, Catalina Velasco Campuzano, Minister of Housing, Cities and Regions, explained the housing improvement program, Cumbia Mi Casa, which will be available from today.
“The program is structured so that community organizations, cooperatives, community action boards and other popular and community organizations can participate in the execution of works, strengthen the popular economy and generate greater investment by the beneficiary and implemented communities, in fact In, Gustavo Petro for President, this program is a commitment to equity by the government”, confirmed the head of the housing portfolio.
Cambia Mi Casa will make it possible to overcome the constructive shortcomings of houses located in the rural area, therefore it will benefit a margin of 85,000 houses in these areas, with a total of 400,000 in urban and rural areas.
How will the subsidy be allocated?
The program will use the System for the Identification of Potential Beneficiaries of Social Programs (Sysbane IV) as a tool to verify vulnerability situations across all modalities. Beneficiaries of Cambia Mi Casa must have a Sisben score equal to or less than C18.
At this point there have been many complaints about the guarantee of transparency in the allocation of benefits through Sisben, in addition, they question the guarantee of income disparity in the C18 category, as they raise the case of a person located in C18 which earns a 2.3 minimum wage, and is located in the same category as that located in Meta with a 1.8 minimum wage.
Today we held a public hearing on the problems of the “Mi Casa Ya” program in the government of Gustavo Petro.
In this regard, the portfolio manager explained that SysBen IV is the appropriate mechanism to guarantee transparency and prioritization of each municipality or vulnerability situation. “For decades this mechanism has allowed us to evaluate not only the income indicator of an individual. With this example, it is true that a C18 person’s salary in Barranquilla may be 2.3 minimum wage, but the family nucleus What are the conditions? How many? Are there people with disabilities? This type of study of the indicators allows us to prioritize the distribution of benefits”.
And he adds, “It’s not the same as someone who earns more in the same range, but with more dependents and a precarious quality of life.” In this way, in addition, asymmetry between incomes would be guaranteed for the beneficiaries.
There are three mechanisms for the allocation of subsidies in the call: the first is community management, which is in charge of popular organizations, institutions, other actors interested in implementing housing reforms, to allocate household subsidies for housing, rural or urban Could Verification and certification of works performed, and prior compliance with requirements for access to subsidies.
A fellowship for non-profits that will seek to develop alliances with entities that have the capacity to execute housing improvement projects, in order to finance the execution of interventions for the populations targeted by MinVienda.
and a third public mechanism, which would contract and execute housing reforms through the allocation of family subsidies for rural or urban housing, through contracts for fonviendas and autonomous estates. The scheme will allow for carrying out 100% subsidized interventions, or co-financed interventions with resources from regional entities, according to municipal category.
Financing for Special Category IV, V and VI
Municipalities of categories four, five and six that apply and meet the requirements requested under the program will have 100% funding of housing improvement projects. In the case of other municipalities that are linked, the co-financing for the development of interventions will be done according to their category (special, one, two or three).
“There needs to be a change in the way housing reform is promoted. We must work on decentralization and give a leading role to regional institutions. We must go where we have never gone before. Category four, five and The six municipalities will be the area where we will put our efforts and work”, explains the minister.