QC backs creation of Housing Department

MANILA-- The Quezon City Council on Monday passed a resolution expressing its support for a proposal to create a cabinet-level housing department.

City Resolution 7069-2017, introduced by Councilor Precious Hipolito Castelo, primarily backs Senate Bill 1182, which is now on first reading in the legislature. The bill is authored by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian.

The proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development seeks to be the foremost mechanism of the government in ensuring the availability of affordable housing. Further, it shall be the lead agency in formulating all housing and urban development policies, plans, programs and projects for the Filipino people.

Under the current set up, housing concerns are handled by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council whose head sits in the Cabinet.

Source: Philippines News Agency