Sarasota, FL, October 01, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Peace Corps Country Director, Steven Dorsey, has committed his organisation to the social housing project in Colorado, Costa Rica. Global Social Housing is driving a $2 million project to provide homes for 100 families, and to build communities which alleviate not just housing crises but a myriad of social problems.
Mr Dorsey stated the Colorado Project provides the perfect opportunity for his organisation to be involved at the inception of these new communities. The Peace Corps will be using its fifty years of experience at grass roots level to deliver training, support, education and community assessment for the new home owners.
Global Social Housing President, Lee Mirman, said: “We are absolutely delighted the Peace Corps is on board. Now, not only will the Colorado Project provide much needed homes, but also the building blocks of thriving community.”
Mr Mirman’s project is ready to start, with an expected building period of ten months. The project will be funded by donations from private foundations, and Mr Mirman already has interested parties who are committed to alleviating part of the global need for housing.
The Investments in Costa Rica project is also supported by the Costa Rican government’s cast iron guarantee on money donated to social housing projects. The Costa Rica National Mortgage Bank of Housing (BANHVI) has allocated $130 million for social housing development in 2010 and has funded $700 million of housing solutions over the past two decades.