Ilocos Norte town mayor to give out houses to indigents
The municipal government of Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte is set to turn over 50 bungalow houses to beneficiaries, most of whom lost their homes during typhoon Egay’s onslaught.
Nueva Era mayor Aldrin Garvida said each house has two bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen .
“The project aims to help those who are less fortunate and indigent families who are always being affected by typhoons and whose houses are made of light materials and are thus easily destroyed by typhoons,” Garvida said.
Funded by the municipal government in cooperation with the Ilocos Norte provincial government, the housing project was conceptualized in 2014 to provide decent homes for indigent families and Indigenous Peoples (IP) living in the uplands, Garvida said.
According to Garvida, the initial 50 units are now ready for occupancy and are only waiting for the final schedule for Governor Imee Marcos to finally turn over the houses.
Every year, the municipal government allocates funds to build more homes particularly for those living in remote and upland villages who want to settle down at the housing village in Nueva Era town.
Earlier, the town’s barangays signed a memorandum of agreement to help those families in the construction of semi-permanent structures made from cement and galvanized roofing.
The municipal government through the engineering office identified a location and materials for the housing project.
As a counterpart, the beneficiaries also agreed to render labor services during the construction.
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