Yolanda survivors in Capiz, Iloilo now have safe homes

From the Department of Social Welfare and Development

[Editor’s note: Previously, this article cited the “UN Habitat” as “UN Habitat for Humanity.” We sincerely apologize for this error.]

About 660 family-survivors from Capiz and Iloilo are now proud homeowners of core shelter units through the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).[1]

DSWD Yolanda Capiz, Iloilo

The homeowners received their Certificates of Occupancy during the turnover ceremony last week in Barangay Pawa, Panay and Belle Village III, Pontevedra, which are both in Capiz.

CSAP provides disaster victims with permanent shelter units that can withstand typhoons with wind velocity of up to 220 kilometers per hour and earthquakes up to intensity 4. These are also constructed in safe relocation areas.

DSWD provided P42.7 million as a counterpart fund for the project. UN Habitat managed the construction of the housing units.

The houses are located in Panay, Pontevedra, and Roxas City, all in Capiz; and Estancia, Iloilo.

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[1] In partnership with the UN Habitat, and with funding support from the People of Japan.