FLORIDABLANCA -- A total of 2,000 families will benefit from the P1,160,000 billion socialized housing project initiated by the local government in partnership with Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) and FFJJ Construction.
The 2,000 housing units project will be located in a 23-hectare land in Barangay Pabanlag and will be constructed in a span of three years.
Engr. Osmena L. Palanggalan, president and chairman of FFJJ Construction, said that each house will have a width of 30 meters, with a dining room, kitchen, a loft and rest room. Each unit costs P 580,000.
SHFC president Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling said beneficiaries coming from waterways and danger areas will be assured of a complete community with all the amenities like an open area, function area and road network.
He said beneficiaries can be assured of the lowest interest rate of two to six percent for a span of 30 to 35 years.
Mayor Darwin Manalansan said the socialized housing project is one of his visions to provide affordable and quality living to indigent families who do not have their own homes.
"Ito ang pangarap natin na ngayon ay magiging realidad na sa pamamagitan ng pagtutulungan natin at mga concerned government agencies mabibigyan na ng magandang pa bahay ang atin mga kabayan dito sa Floridablanca," Manalansan said.
The mayor expressed his gratitude to the HUDCC, SHFC, Municipal Council and other stakeholders for making the dream a reality, adding that his administration will also be providing livelihood training and opportunities to homeowners once the project is completed.
HUDCC Assistant Secretary Leira S. Buan said providing socialized housing to poor but deserving beneficiaries has always been the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Buan said beneficiaries will no longer live in fear of not having a home to live, saying this project will assure beneficiaries of their own house and lot that they can pass to their children.
Vice Mayor Michael Galang said the Municipal Council has supported this project from the very beginning, adding that the groundbreaking ceremonies will start soon. (Chris Navarro)