The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations, Inc. (CREBA) and the Organization of Socialized and Economic Housing Developers of the Philippines (OSHDP) warmly congratulated DHSUD Secretary Eduardo del Rosario for the exemplary public service shown by the department over the past two years. These housing champions likewise lauded the numerous initiatives and innovative programs that the DHSUD has rolled out since its inception in 2019.
“We would like to greet DHSUD and Secretary Eduardo del Rosario as they celebrate the second year since the department was officially created by law, an initiative in Congress that CREBA supported for at least 27 years,” said CREBA national president Noel Toti M. Cariño.
“CREBA’s members and chapters deeply appreciate Secretary Del Rosario’s efforts to provide an opportunity for active dialogue between the public and private sectors. Amid the challenges of the pandemic, with decent housing an urgent necessity for at least 6.57 million families, CREBA looks at DHSUD as a true partner and gamechanger through its responsive housing policies. Finally, we have a full-fledged department to address all aspects of housing development: finance, land access and governance,” Cariño explained.
According to Cariño, their group continues to pin its hopes, with the support of DHSUD, on the passage of the Comprehensive Home Financing Program (CHFP) Bill to revolutionize shelter finance assistance to low-income earners.
Further to its five-point agenda for housing, CREBA is likewise hoping for the immediate operationalization of Housing One-Stop Processing Centers (HOPCs) in the regions to ease licensing and permitting processes; update of comprehensive land use plans (CLUPs) through a national land use policy; and provision of regulatory and fiscal relief to both buyers and developers to spur new housing projects.