Negrense solon assures support for housing programs

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Negros Occidental Rep. Jose Francisco “Kiko” Benitez (3rd district) has vowed help to provide more homes for the poor.

“Let us work together on achieving your vision and the safety and security of the homeless in a house they can call their own, where opportunities will enable the people to rise from poverty,” said Benitez during the first Socialized Housing Convergence.

The vice chairperson to the Committee on Housing and Urban Development congratulated the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) for its invaluable work on providing flexible, affordable, innovative and responsive shelter solutions to low-income families, especially the homeless, and partnering efficiently with national agencies, local governments and civil society organizations. (

In assuring the SHFC and all other key shelter agencies of the House support for legislative initiatives on housing and urban development, Benitez said he filed House Bill 42, the Local Government-Led In-Site, In-City, or Near-City Resettlement Act.

The bill, he said, will ensure the sustainability and viability of resettlement sites through access to services and employment opportunities.