Housing Facilities and Utilities

Table below shows that the one third of the total number of households has been served by Pinamalayan Water District and other developed water distribution systems and springs from different barangays. Most of them depend on water peddlers, shallow wells and deep wells. One fifth of the total number of households has no electric connection. Most of them are situated in un-energized sitios of the 37 barangays. 17.28 percent of the total number of households do not have sanitary toilet. Garbage collection system covered only 15 barangays accounted only for one third of the total number of household.

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Tenure Status

Table below shows that the majority of households (43.63%) were either owned or have owner-like possession of house and lot followed by house owner free of rent on lot with 30.32%. There were accounted 1,143 informal settlers in the locality. Majority of them are dwelling in private and government lots.

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Subdivisions

Table below shows that the most of the residential subdivisions are located near the urban centers where the population is dense. About half of the subdivisions are fully developed with complete amenities while the rest are still raw land. All residential subdivisions have a total of 1757 lots/units covering 50.26 hectares. The average size of all subdivisions was 3.87 hectare.

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Resettlement Areas

Table below shows that the municipal government has implemented several core housing projects located at Lumambayan, Wawa, Cacawan and Marfrancisco.  The beneficiaries of these projects were those that were displaced by calamities such as floods and the 1994 earthquake.

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Potential Land for Socialized Housing

Table below shows that the total of 40.0659 hectares were earmarked for future Socialized Housing Sites of the LGU. Areas located in Sta. Isabel, Guinhawa and Quinabigan were selected due to their proximity to informal settlers thus ideal sites for relocation. In addition, they are generally flat, flood free and have access to existing Provincial roads. Proposed sites located at Marfrancisco and Papandayan are adjacent to urban centers and to existing socialize housing sites in Cacawan and the proposed Habitat for Humanity housing project in Marfrancisco. A relocation site for informal settlers has been established adjacent to proposed socialized housing sites in Papandayan.

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