Quezon Gov. Angelina Tan and 31 mayors have signed up for the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Housing (4PH) program, “the biggest memorandum of understanding on the flagship program,” Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar on Monday said.
The partnership is a historic signing, the biggest in terms of the total number of local government units signing up in a single day.
Acuzar cited the efforts of the officials, led by Tan, who yesterday went out of her way to go to the DHSUD’s main office in Quezon City.
He also expressed his confidence that the province’s LGUs in the province would be able to build decent and affordable housing units for their constituents, highlighting the housing interest support from the national government.
“In this signing, we are answering the call of our beloved President (Ferdinand Marcos Jr.) for a whole of-government approach to address the country’s backlog now pegged at more than 6.5 million housing units,” he said.
To date, there 122 LGUS that have partnered with DHSUD.
“This is the beginning of our cooperation to help our countrymen in Quezon province,” Acuzar said. He assured Tan and the mayors of the accessibility of funds from various government financial institutions.
Tan vowed to mobilize the province’s resources to fast-track the implementation of the housing program.
“The role of our LGUs in the implementation of Pambansang Pabahay is very vital—from the project conceptualization, identification of beneficiaries up to the sustainability of our housing projects. We really need your support,” the housing czar said.