The Minister of Cities, Jader Filho, announced this Sunday (10) the allocation of 1,500 housing units under the Minha Casa, Minha Vida program for people affected by the storm in Rio Grande do Sul. The investment is around R$ 195 million. According to the RS Civil Defense, 93 municipalities were affected and 340,918 people were affected, of which 4,794 were homeless and 20,498 displaced.
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At the press conference, minister Jader Filho clarified that social housing will serve municipalities in situations of public calamity, which must contact the Ministry of Cities to present their needs. Furthermore, by the end of September, the ordinances of the National Social Housing Fund (FHNIS) will be published to serve municipalities with less than 50 thousand inhabitants.
“I want to express my solidarity with all the bereaved families, with all those who suffered losses in this tragedy that is plaguing Rio Grande do Sul. Let’s reopen the Minha Casa, Minha Vida program so that municipalities can come forward and present their demands. It’s It is important to be linked with the state government so that the justification complies with the public calamity decree”, stated the minister.
He highlighted the importance of the Ministry of Cities, recreated in January, to deal with programs that aim to prevent natural disasters that could drastically impact the population.
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Jader Filho was part of the delegation of the acting President of the Republic, Geraldo Alckmin, alongside the ministers: Defense, José Múcio, Health, Nísia Trindade, Integration and Regional Development, Waldez Góes, Agrarian Development and Family Farming, Paulo Teixeira, from the Communication Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, Paulo Pimenta, from Development and Social Assistance, Wellington Dias, from Cities, Jader Filho, and from Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silva, as well as representatives from other ministries and bodies federal.
The government of Rio Grande do Sul created a Pix key for donations from individuals or companies to help victims of the heavy rains and floods that hit the state last week. According to the state Executive, the measure aims to ensure the correct allocation, through an official channel, of the amounts, in addition to enabling the audit of the process. The account for donations is at the Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Banrisul) and accepts donations of any value using the Pix key (CNPJ) 92.958.800/0001-38.
Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul
Editing: Katia Marko