The Negros Occidental Impact 2025
In 2019, Habitat for Humanity and the Hilti Foundation forged a partnership to bring the utilization of disaster-resilient Cement Bamboo Frame Technology to scale and help address the housing gap in Negros Occidental. Dubbed the Negros Occidental Impact 2025 (NOI25), the project aims to build homes in sustainable communities that are clean, green, safe, disaster-resilient, and progressive where families enjoy security in their homes. The success of the project is anchored on the public-private-people partnerships that ensure the implementation of the four project components:
The NOI25 Project aims to be a catalyst in the housing sector that will:
The Leadership Coalition
The Negros Occidental Impact 2025 Leadership Coalition is composed of relevant stakeholders that will support the project goals and objectives through the conception, development, and implementation of innovative and scalable concepts that will significantly improve the chances of low-income households in Negros Occidental to access decent and disaster-resilient houses. It will provide multi-sectoral support and work with different stakeholders to address the needs of the communities. The vision for the coalition is to facilitate the creation of an enabling environment that will support low-income and informal settler families in accessing decent and disaster-resilient housing options. Watch the Coalition Manifesto.
The partner families of NOI25 are informal settlers and low-income families earning daily wage income or rank and file employees who do not have the financial capacity to buy or build safe and disaster-resilient homes on their own. The beneficiary selection criteria include:
- Head of the family and must be below 60 years old at the time of filing of the application
- Must not be a registered lot owner anywhere in the country
- Must not have any outstanding purchase obligation at the time of application
- Total family income must fall within the poverty threshold determined by the local government
- Must be a resident of the municipality/city for at least five consecutive years
- Must not be a professional squatter or member of any squatting syndicate Is not a previous beneficiary of any socialized housing program of the government
- Must be willing to fully participate in the project
With the intent to create an impact on the housing issues of Negros Occidental, the project will work with various LGUs in the province to identify ready to build land where the Cement Bamboo Frame Technology will be constructed either through grant or affordable repayment. Since the project was initiated in 2019, over 30 sites have been identified. The pilot project of NOI25 is in Silay City where 534 units are being built, three Homeowners Associations are now formed, and 2 multipurpose centers will be constructed. Construction of housing units has also started in San Carlos and La Carlota.
“This is the beginning of our good future!”
Homepartner in Silay City
Developed by BASE Bahay Foundation, the Cement Bamboo Frame Technology is a fusion of disaster resilience, sustainability, and shelter innovation. Watch how this technology reinvents the way we build homes and help communities thrive towards strength, stability, and self-reliance.