DHSUD starts housing projects in 3 cities in Visayas

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 2) — The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) has started three housing projects in the cities of Bacolod, Roxas, and Iloilo in Visayas.

Housing Secretary Jose Acuzar on Friday broke ground at the project site in Brgy. Vista Alegre in Bacolod City, which is intended for informal settlers living in danger zones.

Acuzar also went to Brgy. 7 in Roxas City and Uswag Residential Complex in Brgy. San Isidro in Jaro district in Iloilo City for groundbreaking ceremonies.

The DHSUD also said it signed a memorandum of understanding with Victorias City Mayor Javi Benitez for a possible housing project.

DHSUD officials also met Mayor Julius Ceasar Herrera to discuss possible housing projects in Calape town in Bohol.

Acuzar said the ceremonies signaled the start of the government’s plan to build one million housing units yearly to solve the country’s housing backlog.

According to DHSUD data, there are around 3.7 million informal settler families nationwide.