On the top right is an example of low-rise state-funded housing that is used for living purposes. This contrasts with the image of the housing on the top left that has not been fully finished to design, although the front doors would suggest that they are occupied. Tired of long waiting times, would-be residents often “invade” buildings that are nearing completion. They take the final stages of construction into their own hands and oversee the finishing touches.
Marite Ugás’s film, El chico que miente, offers a critique of the state’s housing policy after the disaster. I write about the film, and about the Vargas landslides more broadly, in an article that you can download here.