Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning
This ministry’s mission is to enable access to quality housing solutions and contribute to the development of equitable, integrated and sustainable neighborhoods and cities. This is done under criteria of decentralization, participation and development in an effort to help people, families and communities to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.
Cristián MonckebergHOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTER
Mr. Monckeberg earned his Law Degree at the Universidad Gabriela Mistral and his Master’s Degree in Law at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain). During his professional career he has mainly focused on Civil and Business Law.
In the year 2000 he created the NGO Denunciemos.cl. Its objective was to provide citizens with a way to report acts that they considered unfair in the private and public sectors.
He was a deputy for three terms between the years 2006 and 2018, obtaining the first national majority in two consecutive elections. Mr. Monckeberg is a member of the standing committees on Constitution, Legislation and Justice, and Labor and Social Security. He also presided over the Chamber of Deputies’ Economics Committee.
He is chair of the Renovación Nacional party and was one of the founders of Chile Vamos coalition. In 1992, he was elected councilman of the Ñuñoa district and held this position until 1996. In 2003 he was elected Secretary-General of the Renovación Nacional party.
Mr. Monckeberg is the father of three children and is married to Paulina Núñez Urrutia.
Guillermo RolandoHOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT UNDERSECRETARY
Mr. Rolando holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. He has worked for more than 15 years on development and projects to overcome poverty at both the design and implementation phases.
He was an advisor on Housing Policy for the government of Argentina. In the Chilean Housing Ministry, Mr. Rolando was a member of the team that developed the reconstruction plan after the 2010 earthquake. He was also responsible for designing the subsidy to assist middle class people to buy their own home and of Chile’s first program to provide rent support. For four years he advised the government of Haiti on the design of the country’s new institutional framework for housing, he also provided advice to the government of the city of Buenos Aires. Mr. Rolando has also worked as an advisor for the World Bank and the IDB in Peru and the Dominican Republic.
As a social entrepreneur, he was the co-founder and Executive Director of nonprofit América Solidaria and is currently a member of the board of directors. He also participated on the team that started the water purification company LATE and also co-founded nonprofit Fútbol Más. Mr. Rolando is currently the Executive Director of this foundation, which is present in seven of Chile’s regions and six countries around the world. He used to participate in the nonprofits Hogar de Cristo and Fundación TECHO.
Mr. Rolando is married and has two daughters.