News about the fourth Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, Manila, Philippines, 2013

Media Coverage
‘PH ahead in civic involvement in housing,’ says US expert’, Philippine Business Inquirer, 11 October 2013

‘Philippine govt to spend US$1.2 to relocate informal settlers’, Channel News Asia, 7 October 2013

‘PHL ripe for housing policy change – former US Housing Secretary’, GMA News Online, 5 October 2013

‘Legarda: Address housing woes to maximize Asia’s growth potential’, Philippines Senate, 5 October 2013

‘Senator Legarda commits to authoring bill creating NCR drainage management agency’, GMA News Online, 4 October 2013

‘Gov’t seeks disaster-resilient housing for Zamboanga evacuees’, Zamboanga Today, 4 October 2013

‘Housing backlog 5.8m by 2016′, Manila Bulletin, 4 October 2013

‘Better housing projects for the poor endorsed’, Business World, 3 October 2013

‘Binay: fighting poverty key to addressing housing backlog’, Sun Star, 2 October 2013

‘Govt looking for designers of appropriate houses for displaced Badjao families in Zambo’, GMA News Online, 2 October 2013

‘Habitat for Humanity’s Asia-Pacific Housing Forum’, ABS-CBN News, 27 September 2013

‘Asia’s poor should be helped to save for a better home’, South China Morning Post, 17 July 2013

‘Asian housing crisis: slum conditions cannot be tackled by building’, The Guardian, 13 July 2012

Media Releases
Renewed call to end poverty housing at close of Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, 4 October 2013

Leaders at Asia-Pacific Housing Forum call for greater private-sector help to address housing for low-income families, 2 October 2013

Philippine Vice President to open Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, 1 October 2013

Wharton-Habitat housing finance course at Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, 22 August 2013

‘Davos of poverty housing’ to tap public, private, people sectors’ support in sub-standard shelter issues in Asia-Pacific, 4 July 2013


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“When you are poor, you cannot think of the future because you face eviction. But once you have secure housing, you can start to think about your welfare and that of your community. Once your house is secure, you can do a lot of things.”

Sanong Roeysungnoen, Thai community leader