QUEZON CITY – The Quezon City government will build an in-city, affordable, and decent housing for informal settlers, the Manila Standard reported.
This, after Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signed an ordinance to develop a lot in Barangay San Bartolome as a socialized housing project benefiting the city’s informal settler families.
The parcel of land in San Bartolome, measuring 920 square meters, have been found suitable for socialized housing, based on City Ordinance 2815-2019 penned by Councilors Marivic Co-Pilar and Godofredo Liban II.
“It is now necessary for the Quezon City government to use the said parcel of land for a socialized housing project to solve the present urban poor dwelling problem of the city in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991 and Republic Act No. 7279, otherwise known as the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992,” the ordinance reads.
The city’s Legal Department will be responsible for undertaking the necessary legal action to transfer the titles of the subject properties to be under the QC government.
On the other hand, the Housing, Community Development and Resettlement Department (HCDRD) will choose beneficiaries of the housing project and process their loan documents.
The Task Force Housing, meanwhile, will undertake the project feasibility study, necessary plans, specifications, and other related documents to implement the proposed socialized housing project.
Earlier, the city government announced it would acquire 38 new emergency rescue vehicles for the use of the 38 villages in District IV to beef up their disaster and emergency response and preparedness capability upgrade.
Introduced by Councilors Liban and Marra Suntay, City Resolution 7712-2019 calls for supporting District IV towns in performing their duties by providing them with emergency rescue vehicles that will serve their residents.
An emergency LED light bar with a siren, metal ax, plastic stretcher, and blood pressure monitor will be installed in these vehicles.