The survey also added that 13.7% households spend more than 30% of their income on rent or dividends, classified by the UN as “lacking.”
The Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, Carlos Montestogether with the Minister of Social Development, Javiera Torothe Undersecretary of Housing, Gabriela Elguetathe Undersecretary of Social Evaluation, Paula Poblete and the mayor of Independence, Gonzalo Duranpresented the results of the survey “Casen Housing 2022” with a new methodology.
Among other indicators, Casen measures the qualitative and quantitative housing deficits in the country, in addition to other relevant problems such as housing affordability.
The results showed that the Income poverty reached 6.5% of people (approximately 1 million, 291 thousand people). For its part, multidimensional poverty reached 16.9% of people (approximately 3 million, 313 thousand people).
Casen 2022 and housing deficit: 552,046 people require a new home
The new measurement methodology makes visible the shortcomings of more than 100 thousand households that rent a home or reside in overcrowded rooms or apartments and that were previously part of the qualitative deficit.
It incorporates updates to the housing policy, such as the rental subsidy or the new lines
of the Housing Emergency Plan, such as Rent at a Fair Price, Self-construction and Industrialization Program, Housing for Workers, Serviu Direct Execution System, among others.
About him quantitative housing deficit, Casen announced that there are 552,046 new housing requirementswhich is equivalent to 7.9% of the total number of households (6,998,093).
Regarding the qualitative, there is 1,263,576 homes to be improved or expanded, which is equivalent to 18.5% of the total of 6,824,380 existing homes.
The regions with the highest percentage of households in quantitative deficit: Arica and Parinacota, Tarapacá, Antofagasta and Metropolitana.
The survey also added that 13.7% households spend more than 30% of their income on rent or dividends, classified by the UN as “lacking”.