Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has committed to provide security of land tenure for around 10,000 informal settler families (ISF) by 2022, under the city’s Local Shelter Plan 2020-2022.
The Local Shelter Plan 2020-2022 was presented by the Housing, Community Development and Resettlement Department (HCDRD) during the Quezon City Housing Board meeting on Friday.
“One of our priorities is a housing program because we have promised them housing security.”
A key part of the plan is to provide security of land tenure to around 10,000 ISFs by 2022 as promised by Belmonte.
“Tinutupad natin ang ating pangako kaya nagkaroon tayo ng Housing Code at Shelter Plan,” Belmonte said. (We are just fulfilling our promise to have a Housing Code and a Shelter Plan)
The lady mayor reiterated that her administration aims to provide affordable housing for indigent and deserving families.
“Isa sa ating priority ang programang pabahay dahil pangako natin sa kanila ang pagkakaroon ng seguridad sa paninirahan. Kaagapay nito ang tamang social preparation at values formation para sa ating beneficiaries,” she pointed out. (One of our priorities is a housing program because we have promised them housing security)
Under the plan, ISFs in Quezon City will be given a security of tenure through various programs, including Community Mortgage Program, Direct Sale Program, In-City Housing Projects, and relocation of ISFs from waterways and other danger areas.
The HCDRD has initially identified various ISF areas in Barangays Bagong Silangan and Payatas as initial beneficiaries.
“We will also improve the dwellings of informal settlers who will be given security of land tenure.”
“Plano rin nating pagandahin ang mga istraktura ng mga lugar na inookupahan ng ISF na mabibigyan ng security of tenure,” Belmonte emphasized. (We also plan to improve the dwellings of informal settlers who will be given security of land tenure)
There are a total of 213,978 ISFs in Quezon City, according to the 2019 census of HCDRD.
The QC Local Shelter Plan 2020-2022 is the city’s fulfillment of its mandate under the 1987 Constitution, Republic Act no. 7160 also known as the Local Government Code of 1991, and Republic Act no. 7279 also known as the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 (UDHA).