Friday, 07 August 2020 08:29

CHUDD levels up working ties with developers

Written by Stephen Capillas

Cagayan de Oro City Hall is working closely with housing developers as part of its efforts to fasttrack its socialized housing program for the city´s low income and indigent settler families (ISF), the city´s urban housing chief said Wednesday morning (Aug. 8).

“City Hall´s socialized housing program under Mayor Oscar Moreno´s administration won´t be remiss to both its target beneficiaries and its partners in development who include the housing developers. Dili ta dawat limpyo (We don´t insist on freebies). What City Hall can offer and assure to developers is suitable land and essentials like water and power supply,” Engr. Ermin Stan Pimentel, chief of the City Housing Urban Development Department (CHUDD) said in Wednesday morning´s press briefing.

Created in 2016, the CHUDD is one of City Hall´s key players in its resettlement program, whose beneficiaries include calamity victims like the families displaced by typhoon Sendong in 2011.

“We at CHUDD are continually reminded by Mayor Moreno to professionalize our engagement with developers by facilitating their requirements to ensure their support to the city´s housing program,” he said.

Under Republic Act 10884 or the Balanced Housing Development Program Act, developers are required to set aside 15 percent of the total land area for socialized housing projects or 15 percent of the total cost of housing project for identified beneficiaries.