SHFC: Child-friendly low-cost housing for Pinoys

The Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), the government agency tasked with implementing socialized housing, not only builds roofs for the country’s homeless.

We also see to it that all our projects are child-friendly, said Atty. Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling, SHFC president.

Cabling said child-friendly features incorporated in the projects are amenities like playgrounds and parks, along with health and educational facilities for children, among others.



SHFC Executive Vice President Atty. Junefe Payot, together with Estate Management Division OIC-Manager Philip Robert Flores, had a productive discussion with UNICEF Philippines officials on November 15, ensuring that the existing and future socialized housing projects of the agency are child-friendly.
“Housing is a human right that facilitates the acquisition of other rights such as children’s rights,” Atty. Payot said. SHFC, in this regard, will continuously build partnerships with organizations such as UNICEF to learn better developmental approaches in forging child-friendly communities.


No longer living in danger zones where they are threatened by floods, children of recipients of the SHFC low-cost housing project in Naic, Cavite happily pose with pride with their new home at the background 

In Naic, Cavite, children of at least 1,180 families now call as their home a child-friendly housing project at Coastal City, Brgy. Timalan built for them by SHFC. The recipients were Informer Settler Families (ISF) plucked out from danger zones in four rivers of Las Pinas — Almirante Creek, Tar-Tar Creek, Pasong Cobra Creek, and Las Piñas River.
Funded by SHFC,  the P475-million housing project on a five-hectare land was constructed by First RGP Land Development Corporation.
The chosen beneficiaries underwent screening and were validated and certified by the Department of Interior and Local Government; and prequalified by the Social Housing Finance Corporation.
Each unit has a 24-sqm ground floor and a 12-sqm loft. Families will pay P803 monthly during the first year. Payment will increase by 10 percent annually for the next 30 years.

Each unit has a 24-sqm ground floor.



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