Housing sector

The housing sector under the PRRD reaches its highest level in four decades

DHSUD SPIN 3. Secretary Eduardo del Rosario leads the third anniversary launch event for the founding of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development in his central office auditorium in Quezon City, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. The three-day celebration will focus on the theme “Providing decent housing for Filipino families”. (Photo courtesy of DHSUD)

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte will end his term with the best housing production and financing average of 195,687 per year, the highest since 1975, according to data from the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).

DHSUD Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said Monday that “significant progress” has been made toward the government’s goal of providing decent, resilient, affordable, livable and more socialized housing for Filipino families.

He is pleased with their “strong performance” and help from leading accommodation agencies (KSAs) despite various challenges such as calamities and health crisis.

“Our performance can speak for itself. The record achievements of our KSAs bring outstanding service excellence as we continue to perform to better serve the Filipino people,” Del Rosario said in his speech during the agency’s third founding anniversary at the office auditorium. center of Quezon City.

DHSUD absorbed the duties and functions of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Council in 2019 under Republic Act 11201.

DHSUD must meet the needs of underprivileged and homeless Filipinos so that they can have access to safe and affordable housing, the law states.

Del Rosario said the housing sector has stood still amid the pandemic’s damaging effects on public service and the economy.

“We have not only increased the number of houses we have built. We have actually set high standards in developing sustainable and resilient housing communities,” said Del Rosario. “We help to secure the future of our inhabitants, in particular the disadvantaged, the high quality of our housing thus preserving their dignity and pride. ”

He is optimistic that DHSUD and its KSAs will achieve more than 100 percent of their goals this year, as part of the Philippines’ development plan set by the National Economic Development Authority.

Del Rosario pledged that the department and its KSAs, along with partner private developers, “will remain united in pursuing our common goal of championing housing principles and will continue to serve as a beacon of hope in building housing communities.” sustainable, resilient and affordable for every Filipino family who wishes to have their own home.” (NAP)