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NHA to provide aid for damaged houses

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The National Housing Authority (NHA) is set to provide financial assistance for families affected by Typhoon ‘Labuyo’ to help rebuild their damaged houses, Vice President Jejomar Binay said in a statement on Wednesday, August 14.

 

“We can provide home material assistance at P5,000 per family to those whose houses were partially damaged. They can use this to buy GI sheets, cement or wood to repair their house,” he said.

Binay, who also serves as NHA Chairman, said that those who want to avail the assistance only need to go to their respective NHA branches and present proof that their houses were damaged by the typhoon.

According to data released by National Reduction Risk and Management Office (NDRRMC), a total of 3,750 houses were damaged by typhoon Labuyo with 519 classified as totally damaged while 3231 are partially damaged.

“Per NDRMMC, 360 of the 519 totally damaged houses are in Dinalungan, Aurora. We will coordinate with the local government to check if we can resettle families who lost their homes,” Binay said.

He also reminded affected families, who are also members of the Home Development Mutual (Pag-IBIG) Fund, that they may file for calamity loans.

Binay, who is also the Pag-IBIG Chairman, said its members residing in areas declared under state of calamity are entitled to a calamity loan that is equivalent to 80% of their savings in the Fund.

The loan is payable over a period of 24 months at an interest rate of 5.95% per annum.

Binay said members who were affected by the recent typhoon only need to submit their Application for Calamity Loan together with two valid IDs at any of its branches. The application forms may be downloaded from the Pag-IBIG website or requested at the branches, he said. (Manila Bulletin)

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