THE Baguio City local government is now accepting proposals from private entities looking to join the city under public-private partnership (PPP) to establish a new socialized housing project with permaculture.
The proposed high density housing project is eyed to rise in Sitio Topinao, Poblacion in Tuba, Benguet.
The City Administrator’s Office (CAO) headed by Bonifacio Dela Peña is slated to accept and review any such proposals, which will be accepted until early June.
Previously, the Baguio City government has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) for the implementation of the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino: Zero Informal Settler Families (ISF) Program for 2028.
As part of its agreement with the DHSUD, Baguio’s local government is on the hook to identify and allocate lands within its jurisdiction for the development of housing projects for the city’s informal settlers.
This project will prioritize the resettlement of informal settlers in the city who are underprivileged and those located in high risk areas. Two buildings for this project are now under construction.
In his statement earlier this year, Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the city targets the construction of multi-level buildings that will accommodate 8,000-10,000 families in various sites.