The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes,  has announced a big new housing project under the ‘Minha Casa Minha Vida’ project in his city.  Up to 2200 families will benefit. The scheme is aimed at providing good quality housing for ownership by those on modest incomes and will be concentrated in several districts of the metropolitan area.

As regular readers will know, EcoHouse Group has been proud to have been involved over the last few years in the national MCMV programme which has done so much to benefit the housing needs of ordinary people.

Slowly but surely, the scheme is transforming Brazil’s affordable housing shortage and is much admired and copied by other countries around the world.