Former NHA chief is new housing czar

Former National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Chito Cruz is the new chair of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), the post vacated by Vice President Jejomar Binay when he resigned from the Aquino Cabinet in June.

Cruz confirmed the news to Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Wednesday.

The new housing czar said he took oath last August 20.

“Ang mga opisyal po ng mga ahensyang iyan, pinag-uusapan po kung sila ay handa pang manatili sa pagsisilbi,” Cruz said, referring to officials of housing agencies under HUDCC.

“Ang may call po kung sila at mananatili o aalisin ay ang appointing authority at si Pangulong Aquino,” he added.

Aside from NHA, housing agencies under the HUDCC are the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-ibig Fund), Home Guaranty Corporation, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation, and Social Housing Finance Corporation.


By: Yuji Vincent Gonzales | | September 9, 2015