Families living on streets get house rental subsidy from DSWD-7

By PR |June 08,2018 - 09:08 PM

A TOTAL of 274 homeless street families in Metro Cebu availed of the house rental subsidy of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII.

These homeless street families are partner-beneficiaries under the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT), which covers poor families who were not included in the regular Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

MCCT provides assistance to homeless street families, families that are in need of special protection and indigenous families, which are not limited to education and health grants, but also include safe and responsive housing assistance with access to social services and economic opportunities for the improvement of their living conditions.

These MCCT homeless street families availed of the house rental subsidy because they do not want to return to their places of origin but would like to move out of the streets and get into a permanent and decent house.

For the house rental subsidy, these street families received a maximum of P 4,000 that is valid for 12 months.

Out of the 274 MCCT homeless street families who availed of the house rental subsidy, 169 families have already received their subsidy in full.

The 35 other families only availed of the six months worth of assistance and opted not to avail of the remaining six months due to various reasons.

Some of them said that they will live with relative, avail of an urban poor relocation site, or pay their rent on their own.

The remaining 70 families are currently availing the house rental subsidy.

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