Urban poor solidarity week program set

THE associations of urban poor and homeowners as well as the People's Organizations (POs) will converge in Zamboanga City to update the members on issues concerning the three sectors.

Federation of Homeowners and POs chairperson Marisa Aizon said the event, which is also aimed to foster friendship and camaraderie, will be held from November 28 to December 7.

There are 115 urban poor and homeowners associations and POs with over 30,000 members in Zamboanga City.

The event, dubbed as "Urban Poor Solidarity Week," will kick off on November 28 with a zumba at Paseo del Mar.

A whole-day shelter fair, also to be held at Paseo del Mar featuring all housing agencies, will highlight the opening day of the event.

She said the housing agencies that will join the shelter fair are PAG-IBIG Home Development Mutual Fund; Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC); National Housing Authority (NHA); National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC); Developers' Association; and, numerous others housing agencies where interested clients can inquire housing units acquisition.

She said the opening program will also tackle the Magna Carta for Homeowners Associations, Republic Act 7279 otherwise known as the Urban Development Housing Act (UDHA), Presidential proclamation process and status of requests and other updates concerning the urban poor and homeowners associations.

She said the other activities during the Urban Poor Solidarity Week will include mass blood donation on December 2; Women's Congress, December 4; and the Leaders' Convention, December 7.
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