Determined to deliver 100,000 housing units to Filipino families this year, National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Joeben Tai continued the conduct of ocular of various NHA projects nationwide. This time, he inspected relocation sites in the cities of Valenzuela and Malabon on February 27, 2023.
Joining GM Tai were NCR-North Sector Regional Manager Engr. Jovita G. Panopio, Special Assistant to the GM Rovin Andrew Feliciano, and NHA MANAVA District officials, who were welcomed by Valenzuela City Mayor Weslie “Wes” T. Gatchalian.
Among the projects visited by GM Tai is the Disiplina Village in Bignay, Valenzuela, an in-city resettlement project for informal settler families (ISFs) living in danger areas and those affected by government infrastructure projects. The Disiplina Village is one of the flagship housing programs of NHA and is the first in-city resettlement project in the country, consisting of 104 low-rise buildings (LRBs), which benefited 3,702 families.
GM Tai also visited the NHA TELOF housing in Valenzuela City. Under Presidential Proclamation 770, s. 1996, NHA shall cover the project’s land development for 114 officials and employees of the Telecommunications Office (TELOF), formerly the Bureau of Telecommunications.
Likewise, GM Tai also inspected the Arkong Bato housing project in Brgy. Arkong Bato, Valenzuela City, an ongoing resettlement project for ISFs living along the Tullahan River and other dangerous areas in the city. The project involves two phases of development. The first phase consists of three four-storey low-rise buildings with 144 housing units, while the second phase covers the construction of twenty four-storey LRBs that will benefit 960 families.
Meanwhile, GM Tai and Malabon City Mayor Jeannie Sandoval visited the St. Gregory Homes in Panghulo, Malabon, and inspected the ongoing relocation of families. The project shall generate 1,380 housing units, wherein 720 units are ready for occupancy.
Under the Build Better and More (BBM) Housing Program of GM Tai, the NHA shall build 1.3 million houses to help address the housing backlog in the country.