In an effort to boost the implementation of the Community Mortgage Program (CMP), newly-appointed SHFC president, Atty. Arnolfo Ricardo B. Cabling visited SHFC regional offices and several CMP sites to assess housing issues on the ground.
Sites visited in the regional areas were specifically for calamity victims that are taking too long in processing because of various reasons which are mostly legal in nature.
“We are proud that CMP has gone a long way in assisting the country’s ISFs, but with the ballooning backlog in housing for the poor, we have to go faster, go to the grounds and see how SHFC can better serve those in need of adequate housing, particularly the victims of calamities who have no houses up to now,” Cabling said.
Cabling’s recent visits also served as a venue to discuss with concerned community associations issues affecting their respective CMP projects and presentation to the CMP-Mobilizers of SHFC’s thrust for the next six years. Areas visited include Cebu, Palawan, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Davao, and Zamboanga City. Other regional areas are also scheduled to be visited in the coming weeks.
Earlier, Cabling had a courtesy call with the City Council and the Vice Mayor of Davao to discuss CMP programs.
During the visits, Cabling and other SHFC officers led the conduct of consultation and dialogue with CMP-Mobilizers, officers of Local Government Units, non-government organizations, and people’s organizations to discuss issues on improving the processing of documentary requirements and interventions needed to fast track the housing loan application process and SHFC’s thrust and direction for the next six years.