RATIONALE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND:
Housing the largest number of informal settlers in the country, Quezon City* has more than 200,000 families** living in areas considered danger zones – 80% of which are informal settlers. Many of those families live in patched-up houses made of salvaged materials they find in dump sites.
Habitat’s Bistekville 4 site is intended to provide homes for those families currently living in the area as informal settlers, and other areas of the city including: under bridges, along waterways, on private or government land, and in doubled-up homes with other families.
* According to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (2010)
**According to Quezon City, Urban Poor Affairs (2010)