BAHAYNIHAN: RISING TOGETHER THROUGH HOUSING
As the country grapples with the pandemic’s economic, social, and health impacts, the housing crisis intensifies due to COVID-19. In the 2021 Fiscal Year, Habitat for Humanity Philippines launched BAHAYNIHAN: Rising Together Through Housing, a series of online fora that aim to build awareness of the housing needs of the country and the unserved population.
In partnership with the University of Asia and the Pacific’s Center for Research and Communication, Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), BusinessWorld Insights, and the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, we have brought together leading experts in the housing sector for thought-provoking discussions on housing issues intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic while finding solutions to the Philippines’ increasing housing gap.
Forum installment also tackled the role of the local government in providing adequate housing and the exploration of viable, inclusive, and mutually beneficial business solutions that can help close the housing gap and contribute to economic recovery.