The city government is looking for more lots measuring not less than 3,000 square meters to implement more housing projects for its homeless constituents under the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Housing or 4PH Project of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).
He said apart from the pioneering Luna Terraces, which is currently underway in Irisan and the Topinao Housing Project which had its groundbreaking recently, the city is eyeing at least three other sites for more such project to address the city’s housing backlog.
Lot offers may be forwarded to the City Administrator’s Office or call 442-5497.
The newly launched Topinao project located at Sitio Topinao, Barangay Poblacion, Tuba, Benguet is envisioned as a township development project to benefit a total of 5,500 grantees.
It is the city’s second socialized permaculture housing project next to the ongoing Luna Terraces project in Irisan, which will have 260 units also made possible through the help of the DHSUD and the National Housing Authority.
The mayor expressed gratitude to the DHSUD for its consistent support to the city government in its housing ventures to address its backlog.
He said the city targets the construction of multi-level buildings that will accommodate 8,000 to 10,000 families in various sites. The city is continually working on the acquisition of lots for its housing projects.
For the Topinao project, the mayor thanked DHSUD Sec. Jose Acuzar and his staff for their tireless support during the planning and development stages of the project.
He also cited the local government of Tuba under Mayor Clarita Sal-ongan for their “cooperation and collaboration between both our LGUs have been vital in facilitating the implementation of this housing project.”
“The importance of this housing project extends beyond the physical structures we will see rise from this groundbreaking. It symbolizes hope, progress, and the tireless efforts of our city government and community. It is a testament to our collective determination to build a better future, one that encompasses the well-being and dignity of every resident of Baguio,” the mayor said. – Aileen P. Refuerzo