National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Joeben Tai said the agency is ready to assist families that will be affected by Super Typhoon Mawar.

This, as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that Mawar may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) as a super typhoon by late Friday (May 26, 2023) or early Saturday.

“I have instructed our regional and district managers and all our people on the ground to be on standby,” GM Tai said. 

He further directed them to monitor all housing project sites, ensure that beneficiaries are aware of the incoming calamity, and immediately extend the necessary assistance to those hardly-hit. 

GM Tai added that the NHA has 900 relocation sites that could cater to those that would be displaced by the onslaught of Mawar.

Aside from relocation assistance, the NHA also provides calamity victims with the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP), one of the Authority’s priority programs aimed at extending quick financial assistance to low-income and informal settler families affected by natural and/or man-made calamities to help them rebuild their houses and start a new life.