City Administrator Bonifacio Dela Peña gave an update on the ongoing Luna Terraces, the first socialized housing project of the city, following a site inspection last week.
“In a few weeks, we will start with the houses and buildings as it was bidded out already. We are getting there,” Dela Peña said.
Land development is still ongoing for the project located in Irisan barangay.
“We are proud of this project because it is the first of such kind in the history of Baguio and the city officials led by our mayor Benjamin Magalong worked hard for it despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges ” Dela Peña said.
He said the city will continue work our more socialized housing projects to provide a decent place for the approximately 15,000 homeless and deserving families in the city. The city is still evaluating 8 lot offers.
The Luna Terraces aims to put up a Socialized Permaculture Housing Community financed by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development and the Department of National Housing Authority.
As per the plan put together by the Plan and Design team headed by the offices of the City Planning and Development, City Engineering and City Buildings and Architecture, two buildings will initially be constructed with 270 units up for award under socialized payment terms to qualified families.
Beneficiaries will be selected based on criteria now being finalized by the Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer.
Priority will be given to informal settlers or families residing in danger areas or displaced by natural or human-induced disasters, among other criteria.