MORE than 200 informal settler families living along Tullahan River will soon have permanent homes.
On Wednesday, Vice President Jejomar Binay led the ground breaking of the Ernestville Home Owners Association (HOA) Inc. Project in Novaliches, Quezon City intended for 212 ISFs living along Tullahan River.
Binay said the government’s housing project is not only in-city but also in-barangay.
“With the Ernestville housing project, you will be owning a land in the city and you will be spared from the danger during heavy rains,” Binay told the beneficiaries.
The site development was undertaken using the savings of the HOA and was supplemented by P4-million funding from the local government of Quezon City.
The housing project has a lot area of 4,869 square meters and is composed of 12 two-story buildings.
The Socialized Housing Finance Corp. board initially approved the construction of two buildings as pilot project with each housing unit having a floor area of 26 square meters.
Binay also said the ground breaking event is being held as a way of celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 or RA 7279.
“Through UDHA, urban poor are not only assured of a housing security but their dignity are being maintained,” he added.