NHA gives P20 million aid for Iloilo’s Odette survivors

Published January 13, 2022, 12:23 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY — Less than a month after Typhoon Odette hit Iloilo province, the National Housing Authority (NHA) is giving an aid of P20 million for survivors.

This was after NHA, represented by district manager Fe Jamoyot, turned over to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. a check Wednesday, January 12.

Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. (3rd from left) receives the check amounting Php 20 million from National Housing Authority (NHA) District Manager Fe Jamoyot (3rd from right) at the Provincial Capitol. The aid is intended for survivors whose homes were damaged by Typhoon Odette last December 2021. (Capitol PIO/Manila Bulletin)

The aid, which is under NHA’s special Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP), is intended for residents of Iloilo province whose houses were either partially destroyed or totally destroyed by Odette.

According to Jamoyot, the P20 million is for totally damaged houses.

Based on the data of the Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (Iloilo PDRRMO), Odette totally damaged 1,800 houses across the 42 towns and component city of Passi.

Jamoyot also assured that NHA will soon release cash aid for the partially damaged houses. Records show there are 44,000 partially damaged houses.

The Iloilo provincial government will coordinate with the respective local government units (LGUs) for distribution to beneficiaries.