With tremendous support from Japan, UN-Habitat and partners roll out the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlements project with the first completed corehouse in Roxas City, Philippines.
UN-Habitat Philippines, together with the Government of Japan, the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), and the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), launched the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlement project on the sweltering morning of 7 August 2014, at the Don Conrado Barrios Memorial School Covered Court, Villa Carmel Village, Barangay Baybay, Roxas City in Capiz.
The project, with financial support worth $2.5 million from the Government of Japan, is designed to accomplish the following by end of this year to early next year:
- Training of approximately 250 local semi-skilled artisans in disaster risk resilient housing construction
- Construction of 610 corehouses by these local trained artisans for families throughout communities in the Visayan provinces of Capiz and Iloilo who were left homeless or whose houses were hazardous to live in after Typhoon Haiyan
- Training of 4,000 families in the beneficiary communities on house assessment under the principles of disaster risk reduction
- Support for a national campaign with SHFC and other government agencies on disaster-resilient housing techniques
- Information, education, communication materials for national advocacy on people’s process for recovery and rehabilitation
- Community action planning workshops
- Infrastructure support for 20 communities.