DHSUD eyes 6.5M housing backlog resolution

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development said it has already crafted a plan to address the government’s backlogs of about 6.5 million housing units.

DHSUD Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar said the government intends to continue providing the provision of decent and safe human settlements especially for the underprivileged Filipinos.

“We crafted plans based on our assessment of the sector. As we can see now, there are two main bottlenecks that we must address to conquer the housing backlog in the country – first is access to funding, and second, affordability. That is the direction of our strategies,” Acuzar said.

He added that the housing department is keen to involve as many stakeholders to push through its priority programs that would benefit informal settler families and those people residing in the danger zone areas.

DSHUD is planning to relocate the ISFs living within the blighted areas, waterways and high-risk coastal communities as well as to strongly promote urban development.

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