Published on September 10, 2013, ABS-CBNNews.com:

MANILA, Philippines – The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc. (SHDA) is set to tackle the issues of affordability of housing, informal settlers and policies governing the industry in its upcoming annual convention.

SHDA will hold its 22nd National Developers’ Convention and General Membership Meeting with the theme “Groundwork: Shaping a Sustainable Housing Industry” on September 26-27, 2013 at the Fairmont Makati.

The convention will be highlighted by SHDA’s much anticipated Housing Industry Roadmap: Year 1 Report.

The SHDA last year presented a comprehensive plan to address the Philippines’ housing backlog. Without intervention, the housing backlog is expected to rise to over 6.4 million units by 2030.

Through the full support of government and other institutions, the SHDA roadmap details how the industry can eliminate the backlog by then.

“Developers are quite satisfied with the growth of our industry and there is reason to be optimistic in 2013. SHDA remains on target with our commitments,” said SHDA President Paul Tanchi.

The developers’ convention will also focus on long running housing concerns with the aim of producing reports and resolutions on streamlining the housing permit process, increasing access to affordable housing, and exploring options in end-user financing.

Industry players and leaders including the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Home Development Mutual Fund, Board of Investments and the Land Registration Authority will be resource persons at the event.

SHDA is the largest organization of housing developers in the country, with over 200 members from chapters across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

For more information on the SHDA National Developers’ Convention, call 856-1554 or email shda.secretariat@gmail.com.