Erap to provide housing for Baseco poor families

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Thirty-two more informal settler families (ISFs) at the Baseco Compound in Port Area, Manila will soon receive their own house-and-lots through the “Dubai” housing program of Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada.

Estrada said they are only completing the documentary requirements before formally awarding the certificates of usufruct to the second batch of beneficiaries who are all old-time residents of Baseco, one of the largest urban poor communities in Metro Manila.

“I hope it is clear to everyone that we are serious in providing every poor Manileno a decent home of their own, not in remote far away place, but right here in the City of Manila where they live and work,” Estrada said.

Estrata said he is elated to award the house-and-lots to the poor beneficiaries, knowing “it will dramatically change their lives.”

“As the City Mayor, I won’t stop until I have given the poor Manilenos everything they deserve to have: quality healthcare, education, jobs, and most importantly, housing,” Estrada added.

The new house-and-lot owners will now get to own units at the P44.5-million housing village in Sitio Dubai, Baseco put up by the city government in February 2016 in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Manila.

The 3.5-hectare housing site aims to provide permanent settlement to hundreds of ISFs in the impoverished community of close to 60,000 people. Each house has a 30-square meter floor area and can be extended with a second floor.