Housing Update – Samarco Tailings Dam Collapse Reparations
Date of Samarco dam collapse: 5 November 2015
*As at 3 September 2021. Data refers to total number of houses to be delivered. It does not include collective buildings such as churches, school, health centre, squares, soccer field, etc.
**As at 7 October 2021
Total houses to be rebuilt across all three communities: 537 according to affected community representatives, 557 according to the Renova Foundation.
Company number refers to BHP and Vale. Renova Foundation, their joint venture established to provide reparations in Mariana, has provided different numbers, as above.
*** The companies state that some community members are choosing alternative options, but the affected community members engaged state that they have just run out of energy to fight the companies and are being forced into options not of their choosing.
**** Gesteira includes number of houses from Collective and Familiar Resettlement (Letter of Credits), in other words houses that have been procured rather than built
*****28 agreements in Familiar Resettlement for Letter of Credits, or houses that have been procured rather than built
NOTE: LAPFF has heard from affected community member representatives that affected community members are feeling forced into accepting the procured houses because they feel that the houses they had been promised will be built have taken so long that they will not actually be built.