IDPs now with permanent housing get financial aid PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 June 2015 09:06

Internally displaced persons who have returned to their permanent houses built under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) program will get financial assistance intended for their water and light connections and other utilities.

The financial aid costs P10, 000 per family and is part of the housing package implemented by the National Housing Authority (NHA). The amount has been downloaded to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and will be distributed in simple rites slated at 10am today at Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar.

The distribution of the financial assistance to over 300 IDP-families will be spearheaded by Mayor Beng Climaco and will be held after the conduct of social preparations aimed to orient them on some guidelines and policies in transferring to permanent homes.

The social preparation will cover issues on sanitation, drainage and sewage, housing policies/ rules and regulations, power and water connections, livelihood opportunities and other aspects.

Of the over 300 IDP-families scheduled to receive the financial assistance today, 127 are the families who transferred to the houses on stilts in Mariki last Monday, June 8; 100 from Paniran, 50 from Martha Homeowners Association and some 30 families from St. Peter Homeowners Association.

The City Government together with the NHA and other agencies concerned is expected to turn over more housing units this month. — Sheila Covarrubias