Brazil’s Big Plans: 750,000 Property Deeds in 2 Years

Brazil’s Ministry of Cities says that between now and the end of 2006 it intends to have 2 million families enrolled in its property deed programs. At the end of 2006, 750,000 of those families are to have completed the process and become property owners.

The families will receive deeds as part of the National Program for Regulated Sustainable Landholdings (Programa Nacional de Apoio í  Regularização Fundiária Sustentável).


“The ministry is working together with local authorities to build more just and democratic cities in Brazil,” declared minister Olivio Dutra.


By November of this year, the ministry’s program, which is run jointly with the Ministry of Planning’s Property Secretariat, had handed out a total of 15,900 land deeds.


Alexandra Reschke, the head of the secretariat, says that as of now the process will be more agile and faster.


“The startup is always a little complicated. We are dealing with a federal-municipal partnership that ensures property ownership in compliance with urban and environmental regulations.


“The process is underway in various cities around the country and as we move forward our progress will be smoother,” explains Reschke.


Meanwhile, the head of the Urban Programs secretariat at the Ministry of Cities, Raquel Rolnik, says that at the moment there are a total of 415,000 families in 136 municipalities in the process of registering their properties.


“Our goal between now and the end of 2006 is to enroll a total of 2 million families in the process. By the end of 2006, 750,000 of those families should be in possession of their property deeds,” she explains.


Agência Brasil
Translator: Allen Bennett

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