Cuba Legalizing Private Residential Property
"'With a housing market, suddenly people have some wealth and that's a stake in the economy that generates activity,' said Ted Henken, a Latin American Studies professor at Baruch College in New York. He added: 'This is a very positive step in the right direction.'
Yet there are also significant social concerns. Mario Coyula, Havana's director of urbanism and architecture in the 1970s and ‘80s, said that wide-scale buying and selling will lead to a 'huge rearrangement' in Havana and other cities as wealthy Cubans move to better areas."