Navotas housing project to benefit 1.8K poor families
MANILA, Philippines — More informal settler families in Navotas will no longer have to put up with the “constant danger” of living beside the coastline and waterways after the city government acquired a 5-hectare unproductive fishpond that will be used for a housing site.
Mayor Toby Tiangco said on Tuesday that among his achievements during his first 100 days in office was the purchase of additional land to provide new homes to about 1,800 families.
“While Navotas faces the challenge of having limited space, we shall continue our efforts to provide quality housing to Navoteño families,” he said in a statement.
According to the city’s Public Information Office, the local government was able to transfer 95 informal settler families to Navotas Homes 2-Tanza and relocate 83 others in Caloocan City and Bulacan province from July to September this year.
It has five in-city socialized housing projects that house over 2,000 families. —Meg Adonis
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