Sixty Navoteño families now have new homes after the Navotas city government formally opened the five-story housing project at Barangay North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS)-Kaunlaran, Navotas.
Mayor John Rey Tiangco and Rep. Toby Tiangco, together with Engineer Juancho Corpuz of National Housing Authority, Brgy. Chairperson Toto Natividad and other city officials led the blessing and inauguration of NavoHomes Kaunlaran on Wednesday.
“We are glad that you now have a safe haven for your family. You can now live comfortably and sleep peacefully at night knowing you are safe here,” Mayor Tiangco said in his speech.
Residents of NavoHomes Kaunlaran previously lived in danger areas and along easements of Navotas waterways.
“New home, new life. We hope having a house of your own will inspire you to dream for better things in life and work to achieve them,” the mayor added.
Meanwhile, Tiangco advised the residents to keep NavoHomes Kaunlaran clean, orderly and peaceful.
“Keep your new homes clean and to maintain the peace, treat your neighbors as family. Respect and be considerate of them,” he said.
Navotas has four in-city housing projects intended to keep families living along coastlines and riverbanks, or those considered danger zones, safe from harm.
The projects can accommodate around 1,800 families, all of whom are required to take drug tests to ensure that housing communities are peaceful and crime-free.
Last year, the city held a groundbreaking for a new housing project that will cater to 408 families. The eight three-story buildings will also serve as new shelter for families living in danger areas.