NHA 7 to build 500 permanent houses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors in north Cebu

CEBU CITY, Sept. 4 (PNA) — The National Housing Authority (NHA) 7 will build 500 permanent houses out of a target of 1,345 houses this year for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in northern Cebu.

Engr. Gavino Figuracion, NHA-7 regional manager, said the agency has earlier allotted P388 million for earthquake victims in Bohol.

Each permanent house and lot unit costs P290,000, with a private developer.

The contract price of the unit with 40 square meters lot area and 22-square meter floor area is P190,000 for the housing unit, P85,000 for land development and P10,000 for lot acquisition.

Figuracion said construction of the permanent houses will start this month.

He said the units are designed to be typhoon-resilient homes that can withstand 250-kilometers-per-hour wind.

Figuracion said the NHA is tasked to provide permanent homes to disaster-hit families while the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is for emergency shelter assistance and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the bunk houses.

The local government unit is tasked to identify the areas where these houses will be built, especially for those destroyed homes within the No Build Zone. (PNA)