The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

In one of the most urbanized countries in Latin America, a social infrastructure and housing programme is changing the way people live their lives.

In Argentina, around 91 per cent of the population lives in urban areas – with a third living in slums. As overcrowding continues to increase, a housing crisis has led to a scarcity in affordable housing. Informal settlements spring up as people find shelter wherever they can.

These settlements often lack networks or connections to basic services – such as electricity and water – resulting in increased health and security risks.

Today, nearly 3.5 million households – more than 10 million Argentines – face a housing problem.

To help alleviate the ongoing housing and urbanization crisis, UNOPS is working with the government of Argentina, municipalities and a variety of community-based organizations to implement a social infrastructure and housing programme across the country.

Through a four-part series, explore how an infrastructure programme is improving homes for communities across Argentina, providing job opportunities and creating safe public spaces.

To feel safe and secure

To feel safe and secure

Across Argentina, new homes are desperately needed to improve living conditions and provide a safe space for families to live and thrive.

3 min read

A right to adequate housing

A right to adequate housing

A participatory housing project is equipping families with new skills, empowering women and connecting communities.

4 min read

A chance for change

A chance for change

An infrastructure project is providing former prisoners with an opportunity to help improve their communities.

3 min read

Fighting for a better life

Fighting for a better life

A mother. A boxer. A jill of all trades. Blanca’s determination is unparalleled …

5 min read

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