The National Housing Authority (NHA) on Tuesday announced the extension of the application period for all lots being occupied by the urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) in four resettlement projects in Pandi, Bulacan.
On Sept. 20, NHA general manager Joeben Tai signed Memorandum Circular No.2022-087 to amend MC No. 2021-009 resetting the application period from December 2021 to September 2023.
The amended circular aims to provide clarity and additional time for the acceptance of application and legalization of occupancy of the remaining Kadamay members occupying the unawarded residential lots in Bulacan.
The housing projects covered by the circulars are Padre Pio resettlement, Pandi Residences 3, Pandi Village 2 and Villa Elise resettlement project.
On March 8, 2017, Kadamay members illegally occupied 2,812 idle units in Pandi built by the NHA for resettlement communities and uniformed personnel of the government.
Congress passed Joint Resolution No. 2, authorizing the disposition of the unawarded and unoccupied housing units for the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines to other qualified beneficiaries, including other low-salaried government employees and those of the lowest 30 percent of urban income earners.
The NHA conducted a series of occupancy validation, pre-qualification, dialogues and revalidation of housing units occupied by the Kadamay members.
The NHA Region III office proposed the legalization of the occupancy of qualified families.
On February 19, 2021, MC No. 2021-009 prescribed the legalization of the occupancy of Kadamay members.