Unfortunately, we have little information about the rental market in countries of South America. If you have any tip about published articles or reports concerning the rental market in these countries, please contact us!

Despite the need of more information about these countries, we have collected information about the housing market in general in this region, and rental market in particular. We also have contact information to different academic institutions in the region that focus their research upon the housing market, rental market, urbanisation etcetera. Most of the publications and links are based on other sources, and the authors themselves are responsible for that information.

reports and publications

The State of Social Housing in six Caribbean Countries

By the IDB, Inter-American Development Bank, 2016.

The State of Social Housing in six Caribbean Countries

Rental Housing wanted: Policy Options for Latin America and the Caribbean

This 45-page publication presents the key findings and recommendations of and investigation conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and describes the on-going Projects to design and implement policies to stimulate the rental housing market in different LAC countries, June 2014.

Rental Housing Wanted (eng)

Rental Housing Wanted (esp)

Rental Housing Wanted (port)

A policy Guide to Rental Housing in Developing Countries

By UN Habitat, 2011.

A Policy Guide to Rental Housing in Developing Countries

Affordable Land and Housing in Latin America and the

By UN Habitat, 2011.

Affordable Land and Housing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Venezuela’s Government Orders Landlords to Offer Apartments for Sale to any Longtime Tenants


What went wrong with Brazil´s social housing

The Guardian, March 2014.

What Went Wrong With Brazils’ Social Housing

Academic institutions

Universidad de Chile
Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Costa Rica
Instituto Nacional de Vivienda y Urbanismo

Instituto de la Vivienda, de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
Avda 7 n° 1267
(1900) La Plata
Provincia de Buenos Aires

Venezuela                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Instituto Nacional de la Vivienda, INAVI
Av. Francisco de Miranda, Torre INAVI, Muncipio Chacao, Edo.                                                                                                                          Miranda, Venezuela

Comisión Nacional de Vivienda
Prepared by: Centro de Investigación y Documentación de la Casa (CIDOC) and Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF)

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