July 18, 2024

City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña said works continue for the construction of the Luna Terraces, the first socialized housing project of the city.

Land development is ongoing for the project located in Irisan barangay.

“We are proud of this project because it is the first of such kind in the history of Baguio and the city officials led by our mayor Benjamin Magalong worked hard for it despite the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges,” dela Peña said.

He said the city will continue working on more socialized housing projects to provide a decent place for the approximately 15,000 homeless and deserving families in the city.  The city is still evaluating eight lot offers for the construction of socialized housing units.

The Luna Terraces aims to put up a Socialized Permaculture Housing Community financed by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development and the Department of National Housing Authority.

As per the plan put together by the Plan and Design team headed by the offices of the City Planning and Development, City Engineering, and City Buildings and Architecture, two buildings will initially be constructed with 270 units up for award under socialized payment terms to qualified families.

Beneficiaries will be selected based on criteria being finalized by the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer. 

Priority will be given to informal settlers or families residing in danger areas or displaced by natural or human-induced disasters, among other criteria. – Aileen P. Refuerzo