The Brazilian government has announced plans to invest £363M in a home building programme after evicting thousands of residents from flood-hit slums in Rio de Janeiro.
Around 2,600 families were removed from the hills of the city because of fears over fresh mudslides.
The government said the vacant and at-risk properties - at least 250 of them - would be demolished and the residents relocated to temporary homes and shelters while new residences were built.
Evacuees are to be given a government allowance to pay for the accommodation.
While officials have not stipulated how many people will be relocated, conservative estimates put the figure at around 13,000 families.
Rio state governor Sergio Cabral said the homeless would be helped but gave no timetable for the construction of houses.
At least 232 people were killed by last week’s heavy rain and landslides in Rio de Janeiro state, firefighters have said.
Most of the deaths occurred in Niteroi, where 60 houses were destroyed in one swoop.