MANILA, Philippines — The National Housing Authority (NHA) has announced that it would revoke the awards given to beneficiaries proven to be renting out awarded units.
During the Senate hearing on Wednesday (June 16), NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada reported that they have talked to occupants of government housing projects and found that several of them are not actual beneficiaries of the NHA.
Due to this the agency conducted a validation process to determine which occupants are renters or beneficiaries.
Escalda has instructed his personnel to give the housing to beneficiaries who need it, once the occupants are proven to be renters.
“My instruction was to cancel the award because kumikita pa si original awardee your Honor. Our housing project is only P250, P300, P500 per month and they are renting it out at P3,000-4,000 by other persons interested in occupying,” he said.
(My instruction was to cancel the award because the original awardee is taking profit. Our housing project is only P250, P300, P500 per month and they are renting it out at P3,000-4,000 by other persons interested in occupying it.)
According to the NHA, there are still 3,800 housing units available for those who wish to apply for housing. AAC (with reports from Rey Pelayo)