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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pres. Duterte Aproves Awarding of 60,000 NHA's Unoccupied Housing Units to Other Beneficiaries


According to the National Housing Authority (NHA), there are 68, 863 housing units that are already completed as of July 31, 2017. Out of this numbers, only 8, 837 are occupied which means there are around 60,000 housing units up for grabs!

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According to the National Housing Authority (NHA), there are 68, 863 housing units that are already completed as of July 31, 2017. Out of this numbers, only 8, 837 are occupied which means there are around 60,000 housing units up for grabs!  This is the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte signed a joint resolution with the Congress to award unoccupied housing units. These housing units are being built for policemen, soldiers, and other uniformed personnel. But with the resolution, these houses may fall into the hands of other qualified beneficiaries. Under Joint Resolution No. 2 that was signed on May 9, unoccupied housing units will go to other qualified beneficiaries who are in need of shelter. Who are the other qualified beneficiaries? 1. Low-salaried government employees or 2. Public school teachers 3. Employees of the city or municipality that has jurisdiction over the housing project 4. Barangay Officials and employees 5. Informal settlers in the area where the project is located 6. Underprivileged and homeless families in urban centers 7. Those displaced by government infrastructure projects, among others  The resolution also states that the following housing units shall be awarded to qualified beneficiaries 1.Unawarded housing units 2. Awarded housings that are not yet occupied 3. Awarded units but ownership and possession are surrendered by their respective awardees in favor of another housing project 4. Housing units whose respective awards were canceled due to their owners’ failure to pay amortization or violation of terms and conditions of the loan agreement  With the plan, the NHA Board was also tasked to formulate the rules and regulation for the awarding of housing units. According to the Department of Budget and Management, P20.779 billion was released for the said housing project as of March 31, 2017.
This is the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte signed a joint resolution with the Congress to award unoccupied housing units. These housing units are being built for policemen, soldiers, and other uniformed personnel. But with the resolution, these houses may fall into the hands of other qualified beneficiaries.


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Under Joint Resolution No. 2 that was signed on May 9, unoccupied housing units will go to other qualified beneficiaries who are in need of shelter.

Who are the other qualified beneficiaries?

  • Low-salaried government employees or
  • Public school teachers
  • Employees of the city or municipality that has jurisdiction over the housing project
  • Barangay Officials and employees
  • Informal settlers in the area where the project is located
  • Underprivileged and homeless families in urban centers
  • Those displaced by government infrastructure projects, among others



The resolution also states that the following housing units shall be awarded to qualified beneficiaries
  • Unawarded housing units
  • Awarded housings that are not yet occupied
  • Awarded units but ownership and possession are surrendered by their respective awardees in favor of another housing project
  • Housing units whose respective awards were canceled due to their owners’ failure to pay amortization or violation of terms and conditions of the loan agreement
With the plan, the NHA Board was also tasked to formulate the rules and regulation for the awarding of housing units. According to the Department of Budget and Management, P20.779 billion was released for the said housing project as of March 31, 2017.

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