The construction process of the collective resettlement of Gesteira, district of Barra Longa (MG), has the participation of families. Until the new community is built and the houses are finished, families are guaranteed the right to receive temporary housing. To begin the execution of the works, the Renova Foundation is waiting for the Court to approve the conceptual project, prepared based on the proposal of the community, the technical assistance and the Socio-Environmental Studies and Research Group (GEPSA), of the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP).
Located 18 km from Barra Longa (MG), the district of Gesteira Velha was one of the places affected by the Fundao dam collapse. In all, twenty-two families, eleven residences, two businesses, ten lots, a church, a soccer field and a school were affected.
Another legitimate modality of restitution of the right to housing is family resettlement. To date, 28 households have joined and had agreements ratified by the 12th Federal Court. Of these families, 23 have their property purchased. The others continue to be assisted in the real estate acquisition process.