10K homes for Bacolod poorest in 3 years; including those from Banago

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Ten thousand families in Bacolod City are expected to have a house of their own after the City of Bacolod and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of Yuhum Village.

The identified community in Banago that will soon have a more decent homes.

Bacolod City Mayor Albee Benitez, and Jose Rizalino “Jerry” Acuzar, secretary of Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), signed an MOU to formally acknowledge Yuhum Village, the housing project of the Benitez administration, at the Bacolod City Government Center, September 3.

Acuzar committed to provide funding the construction of 10,000 homes for some of the underprivilege families in the city in the next 3 years.

In his message, Benitez said: “This a very historic moment in terms of our dream to have decent and affordable housing for every Bacolodnon.”

The city set to ground break the project in October, in time for the visit of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, as the city celebrates the return of the MassKara festival after it was halted for 2 years due to COVID-19.

According to Acuzar, the 10,000 housing units in the city will be part of the DHSUD’s “Pambansang Pabahay Para Sa Pilipino: Zero ISF Program for 2028,” a project of Marcos that aims to build six million housing units under his administration.

Councilor Vladimir Gonzalez, chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod committee on urban poor, identified Brgy. Vista Alegre, Banago and Brgy. 8 as the location of the project. At least 7,599 housing units will be up for construction in Purok Arao in Barangay Vista Alegre, 2,268 in Barangay Banago, and 2,048 in Barangay 8.