In April of 2023, an agreement was initiated between WWB and the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of Chile. The primary objective of this partnership is to expand knowledge and bring solutions regarding the housing deficit that Chile faces in a regional context.
This context is characterized by a significant portion of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean lacking access to suitable housing.
Specifically, it is estimated that within the housing deficit, 6% of individuals in urban areas are homeless, while 94% do not have adequate housing. To address this issue, the implementation of a Latin American Weatherization Program, known as Sustentabilizar Hogares, is deemed the best solution.
Taking this into account, WWB has embarked on a Weatherization Project in Chile, in collaboration with several partners, including the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of Chile and with the support of the IDB. Our work commenced in the outskirts of Viña del Mar, where comprehensive home diagnoses were conducted in the low-income neighborhood of Amanecer.