Three years after breaking new grounds, house construction, community development, and partnership building has been in full swing for the Negros Occidental Impact 2025 (NOI25) project. Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, we have completed 298 homes in Silay City, the pilot location of the NOI25 project. For Fiscal Year 2021, 100 new housing units have been constructed using Base Bahay Foundation’s Cement Bamboo Frame Technology, providing families a safer place to live in.

We continue to scale up the impact by urging local government units to be part of the project and supporting them in crafting comprehensive local shelter plans. On May 18 to 20, 2021, we organized a virtual orientation and workshop for local government housing officers in Negros Occidental in partnership with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development. The three-day event focused on designing, implementing, and evaluating an effective local shelter plan with speakers from different government agencies.