NHA aids quake victims through EHAP

The Philippine Star
NHA aids quake victims through EHAP
National Housing Authority general manager Joeben Tai (right) leads the awarding of Emergency Housing Assistance Program funds to earthquake victims together with Ilocos Sur Gov. Jeremias Singson (second from left) and Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Jose ‘Jerry’ Acuzar (left).
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MANILA, Philippines — Around 27,000 families affected by the recent 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Northern Luzon received financial assistance on Aug. 11 amounting to P270 million from the National Housing Authority (NHA) through its Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP).

Among the beneficiaries of the program are 388 families with totally damaged houses, who received P20,000 each.

A total of 26,280 families with partially damaged houses received P10,000 each.

NHA general manager Joeben Tai, in his message during the awarding ceremony to beneficiaries in Abra and Ilocos Sur, expressed hope that the EHAP may help improve the current condition of earthquake-affected families in the two provinces.

“Recognizing the significance of shelter as among the primary needs of human being, we expedite this provision of EHAP to the beneficiaries with hope that this may alleviate the heavy burden brought by the recent earthquake to the victims,” Tai said.

“This also forms part of NHA’s heed to the directive of President Marcos on the provision of prompt assistance and services to our countrymen who have greatly suffered in earthquake-stricken areas,” he added.

The selection of beneficiaries is based on the thorough assessment and consolidation made by NHA regional and district offices in Region 1 and CAR. Respective local social welfare and development offices also assisted NHA in the inspection and validation of EHAP recipients.


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