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Zamboanga City starts drafting plan to address housing backlog.

The City Housing and Land Management (CHLM) of the local government has begun its work of drafting the shelter plan for this southern port city.

Rodrigo Pagotaisidro, CHLM OIC-chief, said Monday they are currently carrying out data gathering activities and consultative meetings to secure stakeholder input for the crafting of a shelter plan, which seeks to address the city's housing backlog.

The completion of the local shelter plan has been highlighted by Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar as one of the priorities of the Executive Legislative Agenda for 2020-2022.

Salazar has earlier called on the City Council to enact an ordinance appropriating funds for land banking and resettlement, including resolutions for the approval of the local shelter plan to address the backlog.

Pagotaisidro said the housing backlog currently stands at some 19,000 households.

Pagotaisidro said land banking is a flagship program for the city's housing program to acquire lands, which will be developed into housing projects or housing sites.

He said that resettlement and relocation will also be a focus of the local housing program

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Publication:Philippines News Agency
Date:Aug 12, 2019
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