Urges housing agencies to finish projects to improve access of poor Filipinos to affordable quality housing
Christopher “Bong” Go expresses his support for the proposed 2021 budget of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development.
In his manifestation during a Senate budget hearing on Wednesday, October 21, Go said that the proposed budget for the DHSUD and its attached agencies will be a big help for homeless and less fortunate Filipinos.
One of DHSUD’s lead agencies is the Social Housing Finance mCorp. (SHFC), headed by its president Atty. Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling, whiich implements the government’s socialized housing program for the poor and homeless, especially the Informal Settler Families (ISF), those living in risk areas and families displaced by government or court-ordered demolitions .
“Malaki po ang maitutulong nito sa ating mga kababayan. Patuloy po tayo sa pagtatrabaho para sa pangarap natin na maglagay ng bubong sa ibabaw ng ulo ng bawat Pilipino. At sana po, walang squatters sa sariling bayan,” Go said.
Go added that the need for proper and adequate housing cannot be overemphasized by the government as he, himself, witnessed the struggle of the poor during his visits to victims of fire and other calamities. Citing the Yolanda housing project which was left unfinished, Go urged the DHSUD and concerned agencies to ensure that the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City will not suffer the same fate.