SHFC to resettle 470 Intramuros informal settler families

The Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) Board of Directors has approved the resettlement project for 470 families currently residing under insecure conditions inside the walled city of Intramuros, our priceless national historical landmark.

The Intramuros is also home to San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, Chairman of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), left, and Atty. Arnolfo Cabling, President of the Social Housing Finance Corp. (SHFC).

Through a community-driven housing approach, the families have voluntarily decided to resettle in safe and secure homes in a new community chosen by them.

The project has the twin aim of preserving important national cultural heritage while upholding people’s right to adequate housing.The project was presented by Settlements Management Group Vice President Bobby Flores.

SHFC FEATURE: Helping to revive historic Intramuros


A conservation management plan  was developed in early 2019  for the protection of the historic district of Intramuros in the Philippine capital city of Manila. The plan includes the relocation of informal settler families (ISF). 

No more informal settlers in Intramuros’ revived historic look


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