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The need for new affordable housing in Guyana is very significant but the need for repairs for the existing structures is just as important. It is estimated that there is a need for 20,000 new affordable housing units needed in Guyana but at the same token, there are over 50,000 housing in the need for significant repairs.
Working with our social entrepreneurial partners in the field of Construction and Infrastructure, GSE will work with financial institutions, the national government, community organizations, public or private insurance and other entities that share our vision of modern and affordable housing for up to 50,000 USD or 10M GYD.
Regardless of the funding structure for the construction of affordable homes in Guyana, there has to be a public partnering in the because of the infrastructural requirements. New housing developments require access and internal roads, water, and sewage. Our model introduces a new Public Partnership of cooperative housing, which we describe as a Public Cooperative Partnership or PCP. The partnership is a community service. The community service will provide employment for the construction worker that lives in the community, and the funding of those projects are done through a self-help credit union or cooperative housing bank.
Housing Association that goes beyond ownership to the community. GSE’s alliances with like-minded associates and partners to add social cohesion through community-based housing associations. The objective of our mutual housing association is to build from the community within by creating employment for those in need through apprenticeship programs, for example, or procuring materials and services from social enterprising sectors that will ensure for the creation of sustainable community-based jobs. A mutual housing association in the GSE model would be the foundation for the development of community based social enterprise organizations.
Guyana Housing Coop is a new model of cooperatives that seeks for Guyanese to legally acquire land to build affordable homes. The goal is to organize residents in emerging communities, squatters or the displaced into organized cooperatives.