The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) is the Philippine’s major and leading organization of housing developers, both horizontal and vertical, with chapters and membership nationwide.
SHDA is at the forefront of promoting and safeguarding the interest of its members through continued coordination and linkages with the various government housing agencies, the senate and the congress, and other private sector institutions/organizations on real estate with regards to developments on shelter and urban concerns including regulations, policies, incentives, new technologies and other related matters.
In view thereof, SHDA extends its heartfelt invitation to you and your company to be a member Subdivision and Housing Developers Association and earnestly hope that you can share your valuable time to participate in the pursuit of its goals, objectives as well as advocacies in the housing and urban development sector.
SHDA Synopsis of Advocacies and Achievements
- SHDA formulated and launched the 2030 Housing Industry Roadmap during the last year’s National Developers Convention. During its formulation, SHDA signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Statistics Office. At present, SHDA is putting into action the different strategies identified with the Housing Industry Roadmap which was launched during the 2012 National Developers Convention.
- SHDA also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Leagues of Municipalities in line with the mandate of the Local Govt. Code of 1991 of providing low cost and affordable housing for the underprivileged.
- SHDA continuously renews its agreement with HOLCIM for a one year locked-in below market price of cement for the exclusive availment of SHDA active members in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
- SHDA is actively participatingin the deliberations of housing-related bills in both the Houses of Senate and Congress through attendance in public hearings and Technical Working Groups meetings in which SHDA is a member as well as the submission of position papers on proposed provisions affecting the housing industry.
- SHDA holds meetings with and submits position papers to the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Bureau of Internal Revenue and Board of Investment among others to discuss various housing-related issues and concerns.
- SHDA has continuously worked for the retention of the ITH for low cost housing in the yearly IPP as well as for the retention/increase of 3M ceiling for the low-cost mass housing which the DOF intends remove or reduce to P2M.
- SHDA successfully negotiated for the deferment of the IFRIC implementation until 2015.
- SHDA and OSHDP worked on the approval by the former HUDCC Chair and Vice-President Noli de Castro on the adjustments in Loan Ceiling for socialized housing from P300,000 to P 400,000;
- SHDA has been instrumental in the reduction of the interest rates on housing loans; the extension of repayment terms to a maximum of 30 years; and an increase in the loan-to-value ratio of the housing unit used as a collateral. SHDA is in continuous dialogue with PAG-IBIG on many of the concerns of its member-developers.
- SHDA has been instrumental in the passages of Republic Act 9485 known as the Anti-Red Tape Bill , the President’s directive to create a One Stop-Shop Office and the issuances of the DILG Memorandum Circular Nos. 132 and 143 dated October 2 and November 7, 2007 respectively as well as the Administrative Order 226-A issued by then PGMA.
- SHDA was instrumental in the issuance of HLURB Resolution No. 7777 Series of 2005 accrediting condominiums sold at socialized housing rates as an acceptable mode of compliance under Section 18 of RA 7279.
- SHDA worked for the increase of VAT ceiling exemption to P 3.1M;
- SHDA has actively participated in the discussions leading to the approval of the amendments to the DSOAR to include the issue on the refund of cash advances made by the developers on Distribution Utility Firms such as MERALCO, etc.