President Jair Bolsonaro wants to replace the "Bolsa Familia" program for next year's electoral campaign, with this new program approved with 344 votes in favor and non against.
The rapporteur Marcelo Aro's proposal offers the possibility to increase the number of families served from the current 14.7 million benefited by Bolsa Familia to up to 20 million. Aro's submission received support from the opposition.
This aid program was taken as an interim measure, which needs the approval of the Parliament before Dec. 17, when the matter will go to the Senate.
The Brazilian Census Bureau (IBGE) estimates the number of housing units in Brazil's favelas grew from 3.2 million to 5.1 million from 2010-2019. Meanwhile there are around 6 million housing units available in empty buildings in city centers, and land banking is illegal here. pic.twitter.com/OAAzEetl7g