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Towerville VI

LOCATION: Brgy. Gaya-gaya San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

I. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY:

A. BRIEF SITE HISTORY: San Jose del Monte is home of one of the biggest
resettlement area in the Philippines. People living here came from former
squatters along creeks, esteros, riverbanks and railway tracks of Paco, Pandacan,
Sta. Ana and the fringes of Fort Bonifacio in Makati. Some were squatters in
private and government land in Tondo, Paraaque, and Quezon City.

B. PROJECT TYPE: Near-city Resettlement Housing

C. BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Resettlement site for former tenants of a


dilapidated tenement in Tondo, Manila; and other informal settlers in different
cities in Manila. In 2011, NHA relocated 570 families living in the rundown
building. 445 were resettled in Towerville VI in Brgy. Gaya-Gaya, City of San
Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

D. LANDOWNER: National Housing Authority

E. DEVELOPER: GRDC (Good wealth Realty Development Corporation)

F. POPULATION ASSESSMENT: 13 727 as of 2012 and a growth of 38.51%; 34


592 as of 2016

G. EXISTING CONDITION: Features: Provision for power and water distribution


system; Basic row house unit; Average Lot size: 36 sq. meters; Supporting
Facilities such as School; Materials Recovery Facility; NHA Sub-Office; Market;
Chapel; Capitol; Health Centre; Police Outposts; and Transportation: Tricycle

II. HOUSING AND HUMAN SETTLEMENT ISSUE IDENTIFIED:

1. Settlements are lacking basic amenities. Occupants are sharing basic services
especially water supply and sanitation.
2. Lack of urban, economic, social, environmental, cultural-generational and spatial
harmony very small space allocation for each family, not allowing for
expansion
3. Lack of vegetation
4. Lack of drainage and garbage disposal system helps to create a hazardous
environment within the settlement.

III. PROBLEM FOCUS:

Redeveloping the socialized housing site which lack communal facilities; and users
discipline