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National Chamber of Housing says Quintana Roo in need of 30,000 homes

Chetumal, Q.R. — The head of Canadevi says the state of Quintana Roo is approximately 30,000 homes in the negative. Ari Adler Brotman, president of the Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Desarrollo y Promoción de Vivienda (Canadevi) of Quintana Roo says around 30,000 more homes are needed to keep up with demand.

He says housing deficit figures continue to increase around the state, a figure, he reports, that has always been between 15,000 and 20,000. But, he adds, if the issue is not addressed, it could become a social problem.

The head of the National Chamber of the Housing Development and Promotion Industry in Quintana Roo says the federal, state and municipal goverments need to figure out a solution to the increasing deficit.

“We believe that at this time, the housing deficit in the state is 30,000 homes. We should not be scared by the number because it has always been between 15,000 and 20,000, but now it has grown. If we let that deficit continue to grow without control, it could become a social issue,” he explained.

He pointed out that the main fuel to the deficit is the complicated limited credit supply due to the new systems that were launched by the Institute of the National Workers’ Housing Fund (Infonavit), particularity in Quintana Roo.

While the cost of materials and labor to build the houses has increased due to inflation, the credits to purchase these houses remains capped.

“Apart from the increased inflation that we have suffered in materials, we are also suffering inflation in labor, which right now is hitting us and everything is adding up in the cost of housing, but credit is capped,” he said.