Quezon City is finalizing development plans for the 4th socialized housing project in joint venture with Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation and the Home Development Mutual Fund in Barangay Culiat.
The new housing project, Bistekville 4, an expansion of Bistekville projects, would sit on a 9,200 square meter city government-owned property that could yield 68 units of row houses with loft and 150 units of two-story walk-up row houses designed to provide affordable and decent housing to long-time occupants of the area and other qualified informal settlers in the city.
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has already sealed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation Inc. Chief Executive Officer Charlito Ayco for the development of Bistekville 4.
A resolution principally authored by Councilor Godofredo Liban II has been approved by the city council on second reading last February 3 ratifying the said agreement.
Aside from the development in Barangay Culiat, the city government is also planning to further expand the Bistekville housing projects by building new sites in Barangays Escopa (Bistekville 3), Payatas (Bistekville 5), Fairview (Bistekville 6), Sauyo (Bistekville 7) and Nagkaisang Nayon (Bistekville 8).
To date, two Bistekville housing projects are nearing completion. There is Bistekville 1 in Barangay Payatas and Bistekville 2 in Barangay Kaligayahan.
These new socialized housing communities have been designed to provide 1,000 new dwelling units a year,” said Tadeo Palma, secretary to the Mayor Bautista and QC task force on socialized housing and development of blighted areas chairman.