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Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat

Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat
Ministerio de Desarrollo Territorial y Hábitat

YPF building, headquarters of the Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat
Ministry overview
Formed2019; 5 years ago (2019) (first creation)
Preceding Ministry
DissolvedDecember 10, 2023; 2 months ago (December 10, 2023)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Argentina
HeadquartersYPF building, Esmeralda 255, Buenos Aires
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat (Spanish: Ministerio de Desarrollo Territorial y Hábitat; MDTyH) of Argentina was a ministry of the national executive power that oversaw and defined the Argentine state's policies on housing and habitat.

The ministry was created in 2019, as one of the initial measures of President Alberto Fernández, elevating the housing and territorial development areas of the Ministry of the Interior, Public Works and Housing.

The ministry was dissolved and merged into the Ministry of Infrastructure following a presidential decree from President Javier Milei.


The attributions and responsibilities of the Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat were specified in Article 23 decies of the Law of Ministries (Ley de Ministerios), published in 2019. This law stated that the ministry exists since housing is a right, as well as a necessity for the wellbeing of the population. In this vein, the Ministry was in charge of intervening in the elaboration of public policy oriented towards the development of habitat, housing and socio-urban integration, whilst attending to the diversities, demands and ways of inhabiting that manifest across the territory of Argentina.[1]

Structure and dependencies

The Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat counted with a number of centralized dependencies reporting to it. The centralized dependencies, as in other government ministers, are known as secretariats (secretarías) and undersecretariats (subsecretarías); there are currently four of these:[2][3]

  • Secretariat of Habitat (Secretaría de Hábitat)
    • Undersecretariat of Housing Policies and Infrastructure
  • Secretariat of Socio-urban Integration (Secretaría de Integración Socio-Urbana)
    • Undersecretariat of Neighbourhood Lands and Services Administration
  • Secretariat of Territorial Development (Secretaría de Desarrollo Territorial)
    • Undersecretariat of Land Policy and Urbanism (Subecretaría de Política de Suelo y Urbanismo)
  • Secretariat of Coordination (Secretaría de Coordinación)
    • Administrative Undersecretariat (Subsecretaría Administrativa)
    • Legal Undersecretariat (Subsecretaría Legal)

No decentralized agencies currently report to the Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat.[3]


The Ministry of Territorial Development and Habitat is headquartered in the eighth floor of the YPF Building (address Esmeralda 255), located in the Monserrat barrio in Buenos Aires.[4] The office building, completed in 1938, was originally designed to be the headquarters of Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF), which it was until 2008 when it moved to its current offices in Puerto Madero.[5]

List of ministers

No. Minister Party Term President
1 María Eugenia Bielsa Justicialist Party 10 December 2019 – 11 November 2020 Alberto Fernández
2 Jorge Ferraresi Justicialist Party 11 November 2020 – 1 November 2022
3 Santiago Maggiotti Justicialist Party 1 November 2022 – 10 December 2023


  1. ^ "Decreto 7/2019". Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (in Spanish). 10 December 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Ministerio de Desarrollo Territorial y Hábitat". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Ministerio de Desarrollo Territorial y Hábitat". (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Organizaciones piqueteras se movilizaron "contra el pago de la deuda externa y el hambre"". Télam (in Spanish). 5 March 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Edificio YPF". Moderna Buenos Aires (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 May 2020.
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