Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores

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Central offices of the Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores.

The Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores (Infonavit) is the Mexican federal institute for worker’s housing, founded in 1972, and located at Barranca del Muerto 280, in Mexico City.

It is the largest mortgage lender in Latin America, with over 5 million mortgages on its books and a new one added every 53 seconds.[1] The reform and expansion of Infonavit led to a transformation of the housing production system in Mexico, whereby more houses are now built by developers and purchased with a mortgage than through a self-build process,[2] and it enabled the growth of several national homebuilding firms such as Casas GEO, Homex and Consorcio Ara.

Infonavit receives 5% of all formal workers salaries and provides a series of housing-related mortgage products. These include a mortgage to buy a new or existing home, a mortgage to remodel a home or a mortgage to build a new home.

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  1. ^ http://www.fisglobal.com/cmspub/groups/public/documents/document/mvp0_023107.pdf
  2. ^ Monkkonen, Paavo (2011). "The Housing Transition in Mexico: Expanding Access to Housing Finance". Urban Affairs Review. 47 (5): 672–695. doi:10.1177/1078087411400381.

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