A total of 1,500 National Housing Authority (NHA) beneficiaries will benefit from the 2022 Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty Resettlement Support (PERS) program currently being implemented in the resettlement sites from the National Capital Region, as well as Regions 3, 4, 5, and 8 until the end of 2022.
PERS is a program convergence between the NHA, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) and data sharing agreement (DSA).
The program aims to provide capability building and livelihood interventions to qualified participants in select NHA resettlement areas to help augment family income and for the improvement of their socio-economic conditions.
Through PERS, qualified housing beneficiaries will receive a seed capital of P15,000 each to start their businesses which may include group food enterprise such as rice retailing, general merchandise, food vending or street foods, and carinderia or eatery, among other businesses.
Last year, PERS benefited a total of 1,350 housing beneficiaries. The NHA Socio-Economic Development Division of the Community Support Services Department, through the concerned regional offices, leads the implementation and coordination for the said program.