SAN JUAN – The president of the Pedro Rafael Pierluisi Urrutia Transition Committee, Ramón Luis Rivera Cruz, said on Tuesday that the Housing Department can claim “achievements” with the implementation of some programs.
“I can understand all the circumstances that surrounded the work in the Housing Department, I can understand the impact of COVID and the situation of the earthquakes. But, of the 26 thousand approximate requests that there may be for housing through the R3 Program (Reconstruction, Repair or Relocation), there are 231 only completed. That in the process of resolving the Property Title there are 4,845 applications and only 16 have been completed, ”said the mayor of Bayamón at a press conference.
“That in the home buyer program, out of 1,406 applications, 8 cases have been closed. When we go to the program to help small businesses that 2,873 applications and only 137 cases have been closed, I do not consider that a success, “he added.
Rivera Cruz’s expressions were given at a press conference on the second day of Public Hearings of the Transition Committee, in which the Secretary of the Housing Department, Luis Carlos Fernández Trinchet, was summoned.