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Over 1.4K housing units to benefit informal settlers in Bacoor

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) announced on Wednesday that more than 1,400 informal settler families (ISFs) will benefit from the newly built-government housing project in Bacoor, Cavite.

DHSUD Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said among the beneficiaries are families residing in danger zones and accident-prone areas in Bacoor City.

On Tuesday, del Rosario graced the inspection and ceremonial turnover of the new houses within “the Ciudad de Strike Phase I”, the government’s third low-rise housing project in Barangay Molino.

The housing project materialized via the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), under its Community Mortgage Program, in partnership with the local government of Bacoor. Read More

HOUSING CZAR DEL ROSARIO, SHFC PRESIDENT CABLING lead turnover of permanent shelters to homeless Marawi siege victims

MARAWI CITY – Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairman Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario on Thursday, February 25, spearheaded the turnover of permanent shelters to families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in this Muslim City in Mindanao in Southern Philippines.

Secretary Del Rosario, also chair of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) , was joined by Atty. Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling, President of the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC).

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Beneficiaries of the permanent housing are Marawi City residents who lost their homes in the 2017 six-month siege of the city by terrorists.

The project is a collaboration between DHSUD, the government’s lead housing body, SHFC, which is tasked with delivering government socialized housing to homeless Filipinos, and the UN-Habitat.

The permanent shelters, constructed on a 1.8-hectare land provided and developed by SHFC, were built by UN-Habitat through its Community-Driven Shelter and Livelihood Project with a USD10-million grant from the Japanese government.

Secretary Del Rosario witnessed the distribution of permanent house ownership certificates from the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) to 109 IDP-families during the inauguration of the Marawi Resettlement Site and Permanent Houses (Phase 1) in Barangay West Dulay.

Erected on a 100-square-meter lot, each two-story house has a floor area of 42 square meters and is equipped with toilet and bathroom, a kitchen, basic lighting and outlets as well as a sewage piping system. The subdivision-like resettlement has electric and water supplies.

Joining Secretary Del Rosario and SJFC President Cabling at the momentous event were DHSUD Undersecretary Zyril Carlos, SHFC Marawi project manager Engr. Felman Gilbang, TFBM Field Office manager Assistant Secretary Felix Castro Jr., Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra and other officials from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

Secretary Del Rosario said the activity, the first-ever turnover of permanent housing, symbolizes the government’s full commitment in helping those affected by the siege get back on their feet in partnership with UN-Habitat, along with SHFC and the TFBM, as well as its implementing agencies.

“The government, through the TFBM, remains steadfast in helping our Maranao brothers and sisters affected by the 2017 siege rebuild their lives in coordination with the implementing agencies and partner-organizations like UN-Habitat,” the TFBM chief stressed.

“Having a house that the IDPs can now call their own is part of our commitment in ensuring Marawi’s overall rehabilitation,” he noted.

Secretary Del Rosario likewise added that a safe, sustainable and resilient home is a primary safeguard against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The permanent shelters, constructed on a 1.8-hectare land provided and developed by SHFC, were built by UN-Habitat through its Community-Driven Shelter and Livelihood Project with a USD10-million grant from the Japanese government.

The 109 IDP-families were from various Marawi villages that were severely affected by the five-month siege laid by Daesh-inspired terrorists that began in May 2017.

They are the first batch of Marawi IDPs to be entitled with permanent shelters. More than 3,000 permanent shelters are currently in various phases of construction in Marawi.

Secretary Del Rosario, who also heads the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, is on his second visit to Marawi this year aimed at closely monitoring the progress of the city’s rehabilitation.

Upon his arrival on Wednesday, the TFBM chief led a key meeting among implementing agencies to discuss the latest status and updates of their respective projects in Marawi.

He has repeatedly insisted that government-led efforts in completing the massive rehabilitation of the war-torn city have persisted despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Secretary Del Rosario also disclosed that measures such as implementing double-shifts and hiring of more workers are underway to ensure that the completion of the projects will be hastened.

The TFBM chairman likewise inspected the ongoing refurbishment of the Disomangcop Mosque, as well as made an ocular visit to the Marawi City Jail, whose construction remains ongoing.

Secretary Del Rosario also toured other projects, including permanent housing sites in Brgy. Gadungan and Brgy. Kilala, and inspected the Datu Naga barangay hall complex, the Grand Padian Market and the Marawi museum.

A short briefing with members of the media was held later on Thursday to help further raise public awareness on the latest developments regarding the government-led rehabilitation of Marawi City.

Last month, Secretary Del Rosario conducted similar ocular inspections at various infrastructure projects inside Marawi’s Most Affected Area, reiterating that the city’s rebuilding process remains on track and that they are within schedule of the December 2021 timeline with regards to completion of projects.

The TFBM chief likewise held a consultation meeting with representatives of civil society organizations in Lanao del Sur to seek their assistance in monitoring the progress of Marawi’s rehabilitation. 

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No substandard housing projects under PRRD’s term

Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo del Rosario on said there are no substandard housing projects under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

CIUDAD DE STRIKE. A high-rise socialized condominium project of the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) in Bacoor City, Cavite

Del Rosario made this assurance in a DHSUD’s virtual meeting with its Key Shelter Agencies (KSAs), vowing anew to provide adequate, resilient, and affordable homes for Filipino people.

He said DHSUD aims to improve synchronization of efforts to create stronger convergence in addressing housing-related concerns among its KSA composed of the National Housing Authority (NHA), Pag-IBIG Fund, Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), and National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC). READ MORE

Gov’t to build housing projects for ISFs in Laguna

 December 10, 2020

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is set to build two housing projects for local informal settler families (ISFs) in Laguna province, housing czar Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said Thursday.“Based on statistics conducted in 2015, 81 percent of… Read More


The Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Asian Developmet Bank (ADB) conducted on November 28, 2020, a community and socio-economic survey in four barangays in Cabuyao, Laguna where a government project is to be constructed . The SHFC, the lead agency tasked with implementing the government’s socialized housing program, will provide housing for about 50 families to be displaced by the project.

Valenzuela, SHFC to start social housing project in January 2021

Some 1,632 families residing in danger zones in Valenzuela City are set to be relocated as the construction of a 34-building socialized housing project will commence in January 2021, the local government announced on Friday.


The city government has earlier signed a partnership agreement with the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for the families residing in the flood and fire-prone community of Laon.

Mayor Rex Gatchalian and SHFC Vice President for Special Projects, lawyer Tristan Tresvalles on Wednesday officially awarded the cheques amounting to PHP123.4 million to the six-hectare Laon landowners Rosalinda Mary Cheng Lim and Hubert Lim, as payment for the land property. READ MORE

Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) starts full operation

Housing ‘super body’ hits ground running

Barely 10 months after we started full operations as Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), we reached another milestone with the establishment and subsequent inaugural meeting of the multi-agency National Human Settlements Board (NHSB).

We can consider NHSB as a housing “super body,” having 10 other national government agencies on board and with DHSUD at the helm. The other 10 are the Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, the National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and DHSUD attached agencies, namely, Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund, National Housing Authority (NHA), National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC), Social Housing Finance Corp. (SHFC) and the Human Settlements Adjudication Commission (HSAC). READ MORE

SHFC & LGU Mariveles MOU Signing


SHFC inks a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Bayan ng Mariveles to enhance cooperation in uplifting the living conditions of underprivileged communities by providing decent and affordable housing in the said municipality. The said MOU is signed by SHFC President Atty. Arnolfo Cabling and Mayor Jocelyn Castañeda.