The National Housing Authority (NHA) has released cash assistance to over 15,000 families whose houses were destroyed by typhoon “Odette” in Palawan.
NHA general manager Joeben Tai approved the release of the special emergency housing assistance program (EHAP) funds to 15,463 affected families in Puerto Princesa City, Roxas, San Vicente, Taytay and the world famous El Nido.
Under the special EHAP, each typhoon affected family will receive P10,000 pursuant to NHA Memorandum Circular No. 2021-070 as a grant to help rebuild their homes, regardless of the extent of damage.
The program is NHA’s response to Presidential Directive No. 2021-074 instructing concerned agencies to provide ssistance to families in the Odette-affected areas.
NHA regional manager Roderick Ibanez and special assistant to the general manager Rovin Andrew Feliciano represented Tai in the ceremonial distribution of the P8,240,000 financial aid in Palawan on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 for 824 families.
Tai gave assurance that other family-beneficiaries who were not part of the ceremonial event would still receive their cash grant in the following days through the help of the MIMAROPA district.
NHA has already released P2.391 billion in cash assistance since Tai’s assumption in office last Aug. 1.