Vice President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) chair Jejomar C. Binay on Thursday urged local government units (LGUs) of Region IV-A to partner with the national government in planning and implementing housing programs.
“Our objective is to work with the LGUs and build their capacities to carry out and implement their own housing programs,” Binay said.
“Not only do we need each other — the local and national sectors — in the huge undertaking of housing; we need to make each other more capable at our own levels,” the Vice President added.
Binay, together with officials of key shelter agencies (KSAs), spearheaded the launch of the CALABARZON Pabahay Caravan in Tagaytay City.
“The Pabahay Caravan is an effort of the government shelter agencies to localize the delivery of housing services with the LGUs at the forefront,” he said.
The housing czar noted that CALABARZON has been a constant partner of the national government in developing housing sites for informal settlers such as the Southville Resettlement Sites in Laguna, Cavite and Rizal.
Binay further said the region has been active in the delivery of housing, noting that it has received several socialized housing projects under the Community Mortgage Program (CMP) of the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC).