Fundación Vivienda y Comunidad

A local NGO in Buenos Aires, Argentina promoting the improvement of human settlements.
Brief Overview

Since its establishment in 1972 this national NGO has promoted the improvement of human settlements and self-help programmes for the urban poor of Buenos Aires.

It performs research and training, facilitates networking, and provides direct assistance and information to communities and disadvantaged groups.

Contact Information
25 De Mayo 381
Ciudadela (1702)
Provincia De Buenos Aires
Executive Officer:
Ms. S. Gonzalez De Murphy, President
telephone: 54 1 653 2052, 54 1 657 3719
fax: 54 1 657 3719

Stated Goals
Regions of Work
Areas of Work
FVC targets urban areas, inner cities, slums, and squatter settlements. Its projects deal with:
  • Shelter - construction - building materials,
  • Public services and infrastructure,
  • Land - security of tenure,
  • Policy development,
  • Environment - ecology,
  • Income generation - poverty reduction,
  • Community participation - organization,
  • Housing rights


  • Implementation of site and services projects,
  • Technical and financial assistance to housing and income- generation projects,
  • Technical assistance aiming at strengthening CBOs and NGOs;
  • Technical assistance in land legalization;
  • Training and technical assistance for establishing a network of community research.
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