The present research is part of the project "Living in the historical center of São Paulo (SP): language patterns for quality of life and sustainability for social housing." São Paulo's historic center is characterized by the presence of unoccupied buildings, concentration of historic buildings, concentration of formal and informal work, housing deficit. To partially attend to this demand, the Municipality of São Paulo, between the years of 2001-2004, implemented the Social Rent Program in the historical center of São Paulo. Among the implemented buildings, there is the Senador Feijó Building, therefore it is worth to know if this program assists the beneficiaries' needs and expectations. Objective: analyze the housing quality of the Social Rent Program in the historical center of São Paulo, through the residents' perception and cultural patterns, using the Senador Feijó Building as a case study. The method involves three stages: analysis of the context (District of Sé) and the Social Rent Program (beneficiaries, financing, typology, infrastructure of the services and location), analysis of the building rehabilitation and analysis of the housing quality of Senador Feijó Building through the residents' perception. Expected results: i) subsidize the social housing policy; ii) contribute with studies about adequate housing, quality of life and sustainability.
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