Promise 45: Working with LGUs in solving housing problems
"We will work with Local Government Units for the full implementation of the provisions of the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA) and to empower them to address the housing needs of their constituents through existing provisions in the UDHA such as the provision of land for socialized housing and the inventory of informal settlers within their respective jurisdictions.
To encourage Local Government Units to take the lead in addressing housing needs, we will provide incentives to LGUs like co-financing schemes, technical assistance and other support services so that they could take an active role in socialized housing.
We will institutionalize and strengthen participatory shelter planning at the local level and identify other fund sources to support housing programs particularly for informal settlers at the local level."
The Aquino campaign platform: Action plans on Urban Poor
February 23, 2014: In line with the Aquino administration’s commitment to inclusive growth and development, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released P600 million in January to the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the relocation of 2,069 informal settler families (ISFs) currently living in Pateros City, Metro Manila. (Continue Reading)
February 20, 2014: Local government units (LGUs) in Cebu, especially those hit by calamities, are encouraged to avail of funds for socialized housing program. (Continue Reading)
May 2, 2012: The local government of Bacoor, Cavite signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) for the municipality's program to provide decent and affordable housing for its constituents. (Continue Reading)
July 25, 2011: The HUDCC conducted Pabahay Caravans in Region VII (Cebu), Cordillera Administrative Region (Baguio), Region III (Pampanga), Region IV-A (Tagaytay), Region VIII (Tacloban City), Region IX (Zamboanga City) and Region XI (Davao City). The caravan brought the various housing programs and services of the shelter agencies, to help the LGUs address their housing needs directly to the LGUs.
The Pag-IBIG Fund has devoted a lending window for LGUs with available land for housing but lack funds to build units. For LGUs without land for housing, the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) may fund 75% of their housing project cost under the Localized Community Mortgage Program. Under its resettlement assistance program, the National Housing Authority (NHA) is open for joint ventures with LGUs that need to relocate informal settlers. The LGU provides the land while NHA funds the site development. (Continue Reading)