About 180 families from Barangay 88 in San Jose district, Tacloban City will soon transfer to their permanent housing units after the city government conducted a raffle draw among these families last Thursday (Nov.26). Among those present was Councilor Aimee Delgado Grafil, committee chair on social service and housing.

TACLOBAN CITY-About 180 families coming from Barangay 88 San Jose may now move to their new homes, in Aeroville Subdivision, soon as the selection on who will occupy in what unit number was made through a raffle ceremony on Thursday afternoon (November 26).
The raffle draw, held at City Engineer’s Office (CEO) Gym, was spearheaded by the City Housing and Community Development Office (CHCDO) in coordination with the National Housing Authority (NHA) and Department of Transportation.
Present during the draw was Councilor Aimee Grafil, committee head on Social Service and Housing together with barangay chairwoman Emelita Montalban.
Representatives from the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and other concerned agencies were also present.
Meantime, the said beneficiaries, who were survivors of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ and will likewise be affected by the expansion project of the Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport, were reminded to follow the specific guidelines since the local housing board can reclaim their benefits if proven that they violated the rules.
Meanwhile, Teddy Jopson, head of the City Housing and Community Development Office, said that they are reviewing documents involving 500 units at the different housing resettlements located in the norther part of the city.
According to him, around this number of housing units, while awarded, remain unoccupied contrary to the policy of the government.
Jopson said that Mayor Alfred Romualdez has directed his office to make a review on this matter and if proven to be true, these housing units awarded to the identified beneficiaries would be revoked and would be given to others who remain without permanent housing unit.