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3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 1 UPA Package 3, Module.

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1 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 1 UPA Package 3, Module 2 OFF-SITE HOUSING AND TENURE IMPROVEMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES: THE CASE OF MEDIUM RISE HOUSING (MRH) PROJECT IN MUNTINLUPA CITY

2 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 2 Understand the policy environment for land tenure improvement in the Philippines Analyze off-site development as an approach/strategy in enhancing tenure security Discuss the key actors, processes involved, problems meet, and lessons learned in the implementation of off- site development Objectives

3 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 3 The policy environment Characteristics of the study area Features of the Medium Rise Housing Project Actors involved and their roles Processes involved Problems encountered Lessons Learned Contents

4 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 4 Republic Act 7279 or Urban Housing and Development Act – Sec. 39 states that local government units shall be in charge of implementing this Act Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991 – Sec. 17 empowers the local government units to put up low cost and mass housing for its inhabitants The Policy Environment

5 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 5 One of the cities of Metropolitan Manila Total land area of 4,679 hectares Population of 379,310 in year 2000 Population growth rate of 7.5% from Primarily due to in-migration 36% of population classified as informal settlers With 120 depressed communities The Study Area – Muntinlupa City

6 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 6 5-storey Medium Rise Housing Land area of hectare property Formerly owned by the city government of Muntinlupa Housing units for lease with option to buy Phase 1 of project consists of 4 buildings with 240 units (awarded already) Features of Medium Rise Housing

7 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 7 Phase 2 of project to consist of 4 buildings (for completion within 2004) 60 housing units per building or 12 units per floor Model 1: with floor area of 22.5 square meters Model 2: with floor area of 24.0 square meters Features of Medium Rise Housing

8 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 8 Project beneficiaries are government employees assigned in Muntinlupa to include: Staff of Muntinlupa city government Public school teachers Policemen and firemen Employees of national government Agencies located in Muntinlupa Features of Medium Rise Housing

9 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 9 The Socialized Housing Program Committee (SHOPCom) – the local housing board responsible for policy making and implementation of socialized housing programs of the government The Urban Affairs Office or UPAO – served as the secretariat of SHOPcom – organized and facilitated the participation of agencies in MRH Actors Involved and their Roles

10 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 10 The City Government of Muntinlupa – provided the site for the project – spent for land developments: roads, parking, footpaths, drainage National Housing Authority – conceptualized, designed and constructed the MRH – served as estate manager of the project MRH Homeowners Association – organized to improve the living condigtion and protect themselves

11 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 11 Year 1 (December November 2003) – awarding of individual contract of lease to beneficiaries – community activities such as tree planting Year 2 (December 2003 – June 2004) – housing units turned over to Muntinlupa City – additional physical development activities Year 2 (December 2003 – March 2004) – design for MRH Phase II Processes involved in Project Implementation

12 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 12 Fear of slums creation and problems on water supply by nearby residents Early cases of selling or transferring of rights Complain on payment scheme of 3 years lease rental payment before they could start to amortize Problems Encountered

13 3.2.7 Off-Site Housing and Tenure Improvement in the Philippines: The Case of Medium Rise Housing (MRH) Project in Muntinlupa City 13 Strict compliance with guidelines in the screening of beneficiaries UPAO as the appropriate body to screen applicants Payment scheme where amortization starts at year 1, instead of a 3-year payment of lease rental Transparency in project implementation to increase awareness of beneficiaries on the housing project and get their cooperation A local government unit could be a serious implementer of medium rise housing as a socialized housing project Lessons Learned


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