iHome Greater Metro Manila, Inc.

Ten years after the founding of Habitat for Humanity, Emma Ruth Osborn, an American missionary, planted the seeds of this vision of decent housing for every family in the Philippines. It found root and grew in the hearts of Luz Sianghio, Gloria V. Ison, Victoria Viterbo-Perez and Delia Ramos Niguidula. This group of 5 women looked for incorporators whose collective professional expertise supported the Habitat Vision. The group worked to involve more Filipinos in making their dream a reality. It was and remains, a daunting task as there are about 3 Million impoverished families living in the slums of Metro Manila alone.

In 1988, the Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The officers were: Gloria V. Ison – Charter President; Emma Ruth Osborne – Vice President; Luz Sianghio – Treasurer; Victoria Perez and Delia Ramos Niguidula – Trustees. Between 1988 to 2011, 2,465 homes were built.

  • Good Samaritan in Angat, Bulacan with 6 housing units completed;
  • Homes of Hope in Montalban, Rizal with 2 row houses, each with 6 housing units;
  • Rotaryville in Binangonan Rizal with 188 housing units completed to date;
  • SNKI (Samahang Nagkakaisa ng Kamarin, Inc.) in Brgy. Kamarin II, Caloocan City with150 housing units completed to date;
  • Topsville in Pulang Lupa, Las Pinas with 145 housing units completed to date;
  • ASAMBA (Alyansa ng mga Samahan sa Sitio Mendez, Baesa) in Quezon City with 250
  • housing units completed to date.
  • KALAP (Kapisanan sa Landas ng Paninirahan) in Caloocan City with 80 units completedto date;
  • BALAI (Bahay at Lupa para sa Manggagawa ng Alternatibong Institusyon) in Caloocan City with 5 units completed to date
  • PTCDCI – (Polo Transmitting Community Development Cooperative, Inc.) in Valenzuela City with 43 units completed to date.
  • NAGMAMAHAL – in Quezon City with 15 units completed to date
  • ISAIAHVILLE – in Maragondon, Cavite with 200 units completed to date
  • BANAI – (Balara Arucoy Neighborhood Association) in Montalban, Rizal with 74 units completed to date.
  • MAKATURING – in Mandaluyong City with 27 units completed to date.
  • KARISMA – in Malahon with 84 units completed to date.
  • BTHOA – (Biyayang Tahanan Homeowners Association) in Valenzuela City with 72 unitscompleted to date.
  • BASECO (Bataan Shipyard Engineering Company) in Tondo, Manila with 932 units completed to date.
  • SNKI II (Samahang Nagkakaisa ng Kamarin, Inc Phase II) in Brgy. Kamarin II, Caloocan City with 128 housing units completed to date.
  • Homes of Hope Phase II in Rodriguez, Rizal with 12 housing units (Typical 2-storey unit for two families, 1 family at lower level & 1 family on the upper level).
  • Tandang Manang, Valenzuela City with 42 housing units completed to date

In 1992 as affiliates spread nationwide, Habitat for Humanity International created a Philippine National Office using the name and registration of the original Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation. Manila Habitat for Humanity affiliate was registered anew in 1994 as the Greater Metro Manila Habitat for Humanity Inc. (GMM-HFH Inc.) with Ruben Morales as the Charter President.

Contact Person

President: Engr. Benjamin F. Aromin

Executive Director: Pina P. Perez

Office Address: 2nd Floor PET Plans Tower 444 EDSA Guadalupe Viejo,
Makati City

Office No. 659-4099 * 856-4934
Fax No. 659-4099

Email Address: ihomegmm@gmail. com.
Website: http://www.ihomegmm.org

VISION:

God-centered Poverty-free homes in sustainable communities.

MISSION:

Greater Metro Manila Habitat works in partnership with God and people everywhere to establish God-centered, self-reliant communities, through building decent, durable and affordable housing with God’s people in need.

Existing programs Offered:

1.House Construction – for those approved applicants for housing project (they own the lot but no means to build their house) we already built 24 units for this year but have a total of 2,465 completed units.
2.Christian Education & Nurture – we have existing Bible studies with children, youth and adults in all our communities and this is handled by our partner churches near the community.
3.Values Formation Classes for the children, youth and parents – conducted by our partners
4.Livelihood Programs like skills training, micro finance program and seminars conducted by our partners
5.Health and Nutrition Programs – handled by our staff, volunteers and partner agencies like:

a.Quarterly/Annual Medical Mission with free medicines & vitamins
b.Weekly Consultation and Well Baby
c.Feeding Program
d.Operation Tuli & Operation Bukol
e.Deworming
f.Health Education Seminars

6.Family Selection and Capacitation Seminars for approved applicants for housing
7.Volunteer Management – we host foreign and local volunteers for the actual house construction
8.Governance Training for our Board Members
9.Seminars and Staff Development for our operation staff
10.Annual Strategic Planning and Budgeting by the Board of Trustees & Staff. This is where we evaluate our programs and activities and make our plans and budget for the next fiscal year.
11.Quarterly BOT meetings and Regular Monthly Committee Meetings
12.Community Organizing Programs – where we assist the community association in their plan and activities for the physical development of their community like development of drainage and canals, cementing of roads, building their community center and daycare centers.
13. House Construction or Building Homes and communities which is our main trust.

President: Engr. Benjamin F. Aromin

Executive Director: Pina P. Perez

Office Address: 2nd Floor PET Plans Tower 444 EDSA Guadalupe Viejo,

Makati City

Office No.: 659-4099 * 856-4934 Fax No.: 659-4099

Email Address: gmmhabitat@pldtdsl.net Website www.ihomegmm.org

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