Low cost housing up in Iloilo-A A +A
Monday, September 1, 2014
THE World Bank has tapped the Iloilo City Government and other National Government agencies to draft a plan for low cost housing units in Western Visayas.
Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the plan will focus on the theme “No Ilonggos without a roof by 2025” as a housing plan for homeless Ilonggos 10 years from now.
Mabilog said the city has implemented the Iloilo River Plains Subdivision Phase I, a 1,000 housing unit project for informal settlers displaced from danger zones like the Iloilo River and creeks in the villages of Lanit and Camalig, Jaro district.
The city is developing the Iloilo River Plains Subdivision Phase II for some 500 informal settler-families at the village of Sooc, Mandurriao district.
Records at the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office showed that more than 10,000 families have no residential land and homes of their own. Most of them are informal settlers in private lands, living along the riverbanks up to the boundary of Oton, Iloilo and creeks.
A P4.2-billion worth PNP-AFP housing program is ongoing in three areas in Panay Island.
The construction aims to build 3,620 low cost housing units for the family of members of national police officers in the villages of Poblacion, Sta. Barbara, Cruz and Barotac Nuevo in Iloilo; and Lonoy and Roxas City in Capiz province.
The PNP houses are built in 40-square-meter lot with one bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom.