The National Housing Authority (NHA) has distributed a total of P1.1 million in financial assistance to 39 families whose houses were damaged and destroyed by a recent fire in Caloocan City in a ceremony held on September 27, 2022, at Bulwagan Katipunan, Caloocan City Hall.

The NCR North Sector-Caloocan District Office spearheaded the distribution of the cash grants, under the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP), to the fire-victim families from Barangays 22 and 49. Each family received P10,000 to P30,000, depending on the damage incurred by their respective households.

One of the beneficiaries, Ricky Parcia Lodor, of Brgy. 49, expressed his gratitude towards NHA, especially to General Manager Joeben Tai, for the timely financial aid vital for this trying time.

“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa NHA dahil nabigyan kami ng malaking tulong sa pamamagitan ng EHAP. Kami po ay lubos na nagagalak at maipagagawa na rin namin ang tahanang nawala sa amin. Sa lahat ng bumubuo ng NHA, lalo na kay GM Joeben Tai, maraming-maraming salamat po,” said Lodor.

Lodor received financial assistance of P30,000, which he shall use to purchase housing materials to reconstruct their home.

EHAP is one of NHA’s programs that provide quick response cash assistance to qualified low and marginal-income families affected by natural or man-made calamities to augment their funds for repairing their house structures. The financial aid awarded to families depends on the extent of repair or rebuilding of damaged houses as assessed and certified.