Category Archives: HOUSING

NHA turns over 640 housing units to Davao gov’t workers

President Rodrigo Duterte led the awarding of  640 housing units to qualified government employees.

Among the qualified applicants are personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Corrections, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and other regular government employees both from local and national offices.

The Madayaw Residences is the first low-rise government-constructed residential building outside Metro Manila.

Monthly amortization is as low as PHP5,000 for the first year and payable within a maximum of 30 years, depending on the applicant’s age.

Local shelter plans crucial to pushing smooth housing projects

MANILA – Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo del Rosario called on the local government units (LGUs) nationwide to finalize their respective local shelter plans (LSPs) that will ensure smooth housing projects.In a news release on Thursday, del… Read More

DHSUD kicks off National Shelter Month 2021 celebration

QUEZON CITY – The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will be kicking off this year’s celebration of the National Shelter Month through a series of activities for the whole month of October.

Carrying the theme “Ligtas at Matatag na Tahanan at Pamayanan: Kanlungan sa Gitna ng Pandemya at Nagbabagong Panahon (Safe and Resilient Shelter in the Time of Pandemic and Changing Climate),” the month-long event aims to further highlight the role of DHSUD and its key shelter agencies in providing access to decent, resilient and affordable shelters to Filipino families, especially amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

No less than DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario will spearhead the opening ceremony of the National Shelter Month during the fourth episode of the “Kapihan sa DHSUD: Housing Matters” on Friday together with the Department’s senior officials, led by Undersecretary Marylin Pintor, KSA heads and partners from the private sector. READ MORE

LIVE: National Shelter Month 2021 Opening

Mga Ka-SHFC, sama-sama nating panoorin ang opisyal na pagbubukas ng 2021 National Shelter Month! Kaagapay sina DHSUD Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario, Key Shelter Agency heads, at iba pang mga panauhin sa isang pagdiriwang sa tuluy-tuloy na pagtataguyod ng ligtas at matatag na tahanan at pamayanan sa pandemya at nagbabagong panahon.

DHSUD relentless in mandate to build safe, resilient homes

Filipino families, especially those in the low-income bracket, can rely on the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and its partners for safe and resilient homes.

DHSUD Secretary Eduardo del Rosario underscored the importance of providing shelter against an unseen enemy as the pandemic rages on.

“Let me once again assure you of the DHSUD and its partner agencies’ commitment to improve the lives of every Filipino family through adequate and affordable housing, inclusive human settlements, and well-planned communities,” del Rosario said on Friday as the agency kicked off the celebration of National Shelter Month.

The celebration carries the theme “Ligtas at Matatag na Tahanan at Pamayanan: Kanlungan sa Gitna ng Pandemya at Nagbabagong Panahon (Safe and Resilient Homes and Communities: Refuge Amid the Pandemic and Changing Times)”.

“Now, more than ever, we need resilient shelters not only to stay safe from calamities but to also take refuge from this unseen enemy. These challenges inspired us and our key shelter agencies to come up with the theme for this year’s National Shelter Month celebration,” he added.

The DHSUD and key partners will host a series of activities, such as virtual seminars, forums, and summits, meant to raise public awareness on government housing projects, protect the welfare of homeowners, and property buyers.

All 17 regional offices will host workshops with topics ranging from measures to assist local government units on how to use and craft effective shelters to land use plans.

The agency also holds the “Kapihan sa DHSUD” online forum to regularly engage its stakeholders.

Among the DHSUD’s key shelter agencies are the Pag-IBIG Fund, National Housing Authority (NHA), Social Housing Finance Corp., National Home Mortgage Finance Corp., and Human Settlements Adjudication Commission.

Two weeks ago, the DHSUD, NHA, Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor, Philippine National Railways, Department of Transportation, and the local government of Valenzuela relocated six informal settler families (ISF) living near the railway of San Isidro Labrador in Malinta.

The families are now in Disiplina Village in Barangay Bignay, a resettlement project by Valenzuela for ISF living in danger zones.

The vacated site will be affected by the ongoing North-South Commuter (Clark-Calamba) Railway Project, which is expected to initially operate by the second quarter of 2023. (PNA)

Housing policies up for review, revisions

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has created seven sub-technical working groups (STWGs) to revisit housing laws and policies.

Under Special Order No. 2021-076, the STWGs will review the technical standards of Batas Pambansa 220, the law that authorizes the former Ministry of Human Settlements to establish and promulgate different levels of standards and technical requirements for economic and socialized housing projects in urban and rural areas.

The members are DSHUD officials, who must be practicing lawyers and are currently employed under the Housing and Real Estate Development Regulation Bureau, DSHUD’s legal services, and its various regional offices, the agency’s statement said on Saturday.

Each STWG will have at least a month to develop and submit its final drafts of housing policies and guidelines.

Among the STWG chairpersons who are all lawyers are Angelito Aguila to manage housing classification or categorization and its price loan ceilings and review the public rental housing policy; Roberto Mauro Palma Gil for the issuance of temporary license to sell; Michael Victor Tezon for the extension to complete housing projects; Jann Roby Otero for the one-stop processing center; and Richard Manila for guidelines on how balanced housing program is utilized/implemented and the basis for the amount determination.

Each chairperson must ensure that the revisitation of the housing policies and laws would be complete within the year.

“This review is part of our proactive measures to keep the housing sector vibrant and to ensure that all existing policies remain relevant and adaptive to the changing times. We need to update previously issued policies to sustain the gains in the housing and urban development sector,” DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario stated. (PNA)