Balanced Housing bill passage will help avoid demolitions, protect communities from disasters

Balanced Housing bill passage will help avoid demolitions, protect communities from disasters

Akbayan party-list today welcomed the ratification of the Balanced Housing bill at the House of Representatives of which Akbayan was the primary author, saying the measure will strengthen the mandate to provide low-cost socialized housing to poor families.

"The Balanced Housing bill which will soon become law instructs real estate owners and developers to strictly implement socialized housing programs equivalent to at least 15% of development area or costs," explained Akbayan Rep. Barry Guterrez, “which provides low-income families with an opportunity to become homeowners instead of building shanties in waterways or private lands."

"If government ensures compliance, we will definitely see less violent demolitions because informal settlers will have better housing options," explained the primary author of the...

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May 27
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