On Tuesday the 14th of April, Cities Alliance participated in a webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on informal settlements and social housing. In Latin America, national and local governments, and civil society organizations are seeking advice on urgent responses to address the current public health threat. The webinar was an opportunity to review housing and urban policies to improve the living conditions in informal settlements in the long run. In this webinar, responses to the crisis and emergency generated by COVID-19 were identified, and inputs were collected for public action in the precarious settlements of Central America and social housing policy, with the perspective of promoting a structural change in the context of inequalities and segregation in cities.
The event was the first of a series of Housing Laboratories (Laboratorios de Vivienda LAVs) on the COVID-19 response in Latin America, supporting both immediate actions, and long term structural changes in the region.
This LAV was supported by the Urban Housing Practitioners Hub (UHPH) in partnership with Cities Alliance, UN-Habitat, CEPAL, the European Union, Eurosocial, Secretaria de la Integracion Social Centroamericana (SISCA) and Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana (SICA).
Watch the webinar here: