NHA, UN-HABITAT award permanent shelters to 250 IDP families in Marawi City

Published October 18, 2021, 8:24 PM

by Bonita Ermac

Marawi City – The National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Rebuilding Marawi Project of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) awarded permanent shelters to two hundred fifty families displaced by the 2017 Marawi Siege.

The land was procured and developed by NHA. A total of 1,800 permanent houses are expected to be built at this site with 1, 500 units to be constructed by NHA while 300 units by UN-Habitat.

Which was disclosed during the turn over ceremonies in Pamayandeg Ranao Residences at Dansalan, Barangay Mipantao-Gadongan, October 15 here.

Four years after their houses were destroyed during the siege where government forces battled pro-Isis militants, the affected families settled in tents and transitory shelters in home-based arrangement within Marawi and nearby provinces.

Some of them were even forced to try their luck in Manila.

“The 250 families receiving the houses and lots today join the other 279 families previously awarded with permanent house and lot in three other resettlement sites, said UN-Habitat Country Programme Manager Christopher Rollo.

The event was attended by Secretary Eduardo D. del Rosario of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), Mayor Majul U. Gandamra of Marawi City, Project Manager Warren C. Ubongen of UN-Habitat and Acting Regional Manager Engr. Clemente Dayot of NHA.

The wide expanse of Pamayandeg Ranaw Residences at Dansalan is located in Barangays Kilala and Mipantao-Gadongan.

“We are inspired to work with our government partners and home owners associations in rebuilding lives and communities as we mark the fourth year since the end of the Marawi siege,” added Rollo.