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Quintana Roo preparing to meet housing demand in four municipalities

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The Secretary of Urban Development, Armando Lara De Nigris, says the state is preparing to meet its housing demand. He says they are preparing a program that will benefit families from Cozumel, Benito Juarez (Cancun), Puerto Morelos and Mahahual.

“Governor Mara Lezama has given instructions to attend to the housing needs of families from Quintana Roo, so we are working to make it available to those who need it the most through a Housing Lots and Services program,” Lara De Nigris said.

The program will consist of meeting a demand for housing lots with services. He specified that in Cozumel, the demand is around 600 lots, in Puerto Morelos 1,300 and in Cancun, it is more than 4,000.

He reported that for Mahahual, they do not have a figure as of yet, but are working on it because they recognized that the demand for housing is high.

He says families in the program will be offered lots established by law, which are 6 by 18 meters. He said that they already have subsidies from state government and have requested program subsidies from the federal and municipal governments.

He said they are also looking for agreements with notary associations so that the cost to register the lots is affordable.

Secretary Armando Lara reported that they will start the program in the municipality of Puerto Morelos first, which will likely be announced toward the end of July. The program will be be extended to the other three municipalities in the second half of the year.

Secretary Armando Lara reported the number of housing applications registered in Sedetus (Desarrollo Territorial Urbano Sustentable) alone is more than 2,500 and recognized that projects such as the Maya Train and Tulum Airport will further increase population growth.

From that, he says the demand for housing will be even greater, for which reason the Governor has given the instructions to work on solutions to provide services.