The Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD) has started a shelter project in Iloilo City.
Secretary Eduardo del Rosario recently spearheaded the rollout of another housing project in this fast-developing city.
He flew to Iloilo City for the groundbreaking of the Uswag low-rise residential building in Barangay San Isidro, Jaro.
Jointly undertaken by DHSUD, SM Development Corp. and the Iloilo City government, the project intends to benefit local government employees.
He stressed the importance of pushing for the construction of vertical housing projects, noting that such an approach is the future of the national shelter industry, particularly in highly urbanized areas like Iloilo city.
He lauded DHSUD’s partnership with SDMC and expressed hope that more Filipinos, especially those in the low-income bracket would be able to benefit from their collaboration in empowering further the housing sector.
“This is a major component of our project implementation in ensuring that we can provide socialized housing to the low-income families,” the housing czar said.
He vowed support to the Iloilo City government and thanked the LGU for its cooperation in turning the housing scheme into a reality.
“For the Iloilo LGU, we would like to express our full support to this project and we hope we could be of service in your desire to provide shelter to all your constituents. DHSUD considers shelter as a right of every Filipino family and we are here to capacitate individuals, LGUs and organizations so that together, we can develop synergy in providing shelter to majority of Filipinos,” he added.
Prior to the groundbreaking event, Del Rosario visited the DHSUD Regional Office-6 headed by OIC-Director Atty. Melchor Calopiz and graced the ceremonial awarding of Certificates of Entitlement to Lot Allocation to more than 300 Department of Agriculture employees.
The pact would pave the way for the construction of a socialized housing unit to be led by the National Housing Authority through allocation of developers’ incentivized compliance to balanced housing and will mainly benefit informal settler families, including those residing in “high-risk” areas.
“That is the goal of the department–decent and livable housing for every Filipino family. We’re not just building housing units, we are building communities. And this is part of our overall scheme of improving the lives of Filipinos through our resettlement projects,” he added.