Marawi City and its partners will spearhead community-driven shelter and livelihood project for some 1,500 households displaced during the siege last year.
The city government said it signed recently a memorandum of understanding with the UN-Habitat, Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) and Task Force Bangon Marawi.
The project will cover 1,500 households that will be organized under Community Mortgaged Program (CMP) of the national government through the SHFC, it said.
The Rebuilding Marawi Shelters and Livelihood project aims to assist families whose homes were destroyed in the conflict in the city through “people’s process,” the local government said.
“People’s process involves strong community and stakeholders’ participation as family partners will be involved in and take part in deciding where to stay, what house they will live in, what facilities they will prioritize, how they will engage in project management,in procurement,in financial management, in quality control and in project monitoring with the support of local government and partners”, UN-Habitat Country Programme Manager Christopher E. Rollo said.
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra thanked the partners for their help in the city and its people.
“This program will help address the needs of the Marawi IDPs, the shelter needs and livelihood needs, and it will also help restore their dignity after a year of fear and uncertainty brought about by the siege,” he said.