MANILA – National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Joeben Tai visited and inspected the various housing project sites in Cavite on Wednesday.

Tai visited the NHA resettlement projects in Parkstone Estates, Hyacinth Residences, Kristofee Heights 1, and Naic View Residences, all in Barangay Calucob in Naic town; and Ciudad Kaunlaran in Barangay Molino II in Bacoor City.

The projects were identified as relocation sites for informal settler families (ISFs) set to be displaced by the government infrastructure projects, those living in danger areas, and families affected by the Supreme Court mandamus ruling, which ordered the clean-up and rehabilitation of the Manila Bay.

Tai has been visiting and inspecting NHA's various housing projects to assess their current state and to have an inventory of houses that are available, unoccupied, and ready for disposition.

The ocular inspection by the NHA chief is geared toward determining if there are urgent concerns which need to be addressed and if housing units require further improvements.

This is in line with the government's Building Better and More (BBM) housing program.

"My goal at NHA is to build 1.3 million houses before the end of the Marcos administration, and conducting ocular visits of NHA projects helps us to assess the current site situation and identify lands for future housing development projects," Tai said in a news release.

"As of this date, I have visited several NHA housing project sites in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Last week, I went to Bacolod and Iloilo. I will continue to inspect all other remaining sites to complete our housing inventory and to prepare the immediate disposition of available housing units to qualified beneficiaries so that we may be able to build more houses," he added.

Tai launched the BBM housing program to provide affordable, resilient, quality homes to Filipino families on par with the housing projects in the private sector. (PNA)