LEGAZPI CITY, PHILIPPINES – Farmers from ten Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) in Albay will…
Farmers in Albay will profit from the DAR-DHSUD housing project.
In Guinobatan, Albay, the government plans to give away 200 bungalow-style homes to qualified farmers who qualify.
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development are working together to provide housing units for agrarian reform beneficiaries who are a part of the Albay Dairy Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (DHSUD).
The homes would be built in Barangay Upper Binogsacan on a 2.6-hectare tract of the property overlooking the magnificent Mount Mayon, according to DAR 5 (Bicol) Officer in Charge Director Rodrigo Realubit.
The Guinobatan local government gave the land as a gift.
Realubit said in a statement on Thursday that the effort “not only aspires to give the needy a house but also to commemorate our hidden heroes – our farmers, who are among the most neglected sections of our society.”
According to the DAR, each concrete home measuring 36 square meters costs PHP520,000 and will be repaid by the farmers over a maximum of 25 years at a rate of only 2 to 3 percent interest per year.
It will have a granite kitchen, tile floors, one bathroom with electricity and water connections, two bedrooms, and fully painted interior and exterior walls.
170 housing units will be provided to cooperative dairy members who qualify and do not currently own homes; the remaining units will be made available to other local low-income farmers.
Building Adequate, Livable, Affordable, and Inclusive Filipino Communities, or BALAI, is the project’s foundation.
Additionally, the DAR promised to give residents who are recipients job possibilities.
The DHSUD is dedicated to providing all Filipinos with safe, decent, and cheap housing in the meantime.
According to the DHSUD, it is determined to finish its top housing projects this year and increase housing production by the Sustainable Development Goals and the Philippine Development Plan.
A memorandum of agreement on the construction of quality and affordable housing communities for farmers worldwide has been signed by the DAR and DHSUD with 19 local government units.
The agreement is intended to boost farmers’ spirits and strengthen the nation’s whole agricultural sector.