Coalitions for Change Finds A New Housing Solution
In November 2014, around 200 Informal Settler Families (ISF) voluntarily moved from their homes in dangerous waterway areas in Metro Manila to safer areas within the city. The transfer of these families represented the culmination of an activity that began in mid-2013 by the Coalitions for Change (CfC) program, a Partnership between the Australian Embassy and The Asia Foundation. This paper details the iterative process CfC undertook to identify and introduce an initial policy to help the government move ISF to safer areas. It also outlines key lessons which will inform a larger pilot program for resettlement, and which may be of interest to others working with ISF.