Monday, April 24, 2017

Advisory: Bulacan informal settlers returning to NHA for action on applications

25 April 2017
Contact: Ver Estorosas


NHA Office, McArthur Highway Balagtas, Bulacan
(near Balagtas market)

TODAY,  25 APRIL,  11:00 M 

Some 500 legitimate applicants for housing projects in Balagtas, Bulacan are returning this morning for a rally at National Housing Authority (NHA). They will assemble at the boundary of Bocaue and Balagtas by 10:30 am before marching to the NHA office.
In the previous rally last April 17, a dialogue with NHA represntatives ended with the informal settlers giving the agency one week to review the applications.

Their applications, which were accompanied by official endorsements from the Provincial Government, have been pending before the NHA since 2015 but no single application has been processed until now.

The residents complain that bureaucratic gridlock, corruption and downright neglect for legitimate applicants and beneficiaries were the main causes why thousands of housing units in Bulacan remain unoccupied and were left deteriorating into condemned state. 
The occupation campaign organized by members of Kadamay last month has effectively exposed the sad state of the government’s housing program under NHA.
The protesters will demand that their pending applications be finally approved and all idle housing projects be awarded to legitimate and willing applicants, including the homeless people in Bulacan.

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