On September 16, 2019, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released PhP212.9 million to the National Housing Authority (NHA). The said amount shall cover the FY 2019 National Government subsidy for the implementation of the Resettlement Program by the National Housing Authority (NHA).
The NHA Resettlement Program provides new settlements for families occupying danger areas such as waterways/riverbanks, railroad tracks, sidewalks, etc., and those displaced from sites earmarked for government infrastructure projects.
To the extent possible, the in-city resettlement approach is adopted to minimize the social, economic, cultural and political impacts of dislocation. Off-city resettlement is resorted to when all means to implement the former has been exhausted.
It may be recalled that on July 30, 2019, the DBM also released PhP55.9 million for the same purpose.