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IN PHOTOS: Urban poor group calls for abolition of NHA

Members of the Urban Poor Action Committee and Homeowners Relocation Alliance gathered on Tuesday to protest what they described as subpar living conditions for the underprivileged population within the relocation sites of the National Housing Authority (NHA).

The demonstrators took a symbolic stance by locking the entrance gate of the NHA to express their objection to the proposed extension of the NHA Charter. 

Luz Malibiran, the executive director of Community Organizers Multiversity, said the government must dismantle the agency because those who have been relocated to NHA sites “have not experienced improvement of quality of life,” adding that basic services are insufficient. 



In a statement, NHA General Manager Joeben Tai said the agency’s extension is “essential to continue assisting in the improvement of housing conditions for various beneficiaries”. 

All photos by Jire Carreon

Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
Various groups of urban poor and communities displaced from National Housing Authority (NHA) relocation sites gather at the NHA main office at Elliptical Road in Quezon City on August 8, 2023, to symbolically lock down the agency and to call out the bill HB 8156 that seeks to extend and grant “perpetual existence” to the NHA. NHA should no longer continue for the sector because it has no clear accountability to its beneficiaries, lacks corporate and social performance, and is tied to business interests rather than public service. Photo by Jire Carreon
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