HUMAN Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar and Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of the government’s housing projects in the city.
The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is set to construct 10 high-rise housing facilities for Baguio in a 16-hectare township development project in neighboring Tuba, Benguet.
The project is expected to house at least 2,000 residents.
The project is part of a bigger push to create and provide a total of six million housing units before the end of the current administration.
The Tuba housing project is the latest in the city’s efforts to provide housing for its residents, with the first rising in Barangay Irisan in the city earlier last year.
Beneficiaries for the project will be selected by the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer (OCSWDO), prioritizing informal settlers or families in danger zones or those displaced by natural or human-induced disasters. But Magalong has said that city government employees renting residences will be allotted slots in future projects.