SHDA Celebrates 53 Years of Building Livable and Affordable Communities

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc. (SHDA) has been at the forefront of providing quality housing solutions for Filipino families since it was founded in 1970.

SHDA celebrated its 53rd anniversary last May 18, 2023 with a grand celebration that recognized its accomplishments as it looks forward to a more sustainable future.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “SHDA: Forging Livable and Affordable Communities Towards Sustainable Nation Building.”

In her message, SHDA chairman Arlene Keh said:

“In our 53 years of existence, SHDA has been steadfast in our commitment to provide quality homes to Filipinos. We are proud of the milestones we have achieved, including the partnerships we’ve had in the spirit of continuing our mission and vision. As we continue to navigate through the challenges of the industry, we remain committed to our vision of being the leading advocate of sustainable, affordable, and inclusive housing in the Philippines.”

SHDA chairman Arlene Keh

As part of the celebration, Pag-IBIG Fund CEO Marilene Acosta spoke on SHDA and Pag-IBIG Fund’s partnership:

“Whenever I am asked why I have devoted all those years to the Pag-IBIG Fund, my answer is always quite simple. It is because Pag-IBIG pursues the same values and advocacies that I hold. I believe that the same holds true for SHDA. Your members’ shared pursuit of your vision and mission has allowed you to remain a strong, vibrant, and crucial partner in the development of housing policies in our country.”

SHDA’s involvement extends beyond its partnership with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DSHUD). The association has actively contributed to the establishment of key institutions that promote the growth and development of the housing sector.

“We are truly thankful that in spite of the challenges, SHDA remains steadfast in its partnership with us. In fact, the association has reinforced this collaboration by showing its unwavering support to the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino (4PH) Program.” said DSHUD Undersecretary Lyle Pasco.

“We are committed to solidifying our partnership with SHDA,” he added.

The event was not only about celebrating SHDA’s achievements but also about launching new programs and initiatives to further its mission. Among these is the SHDA Cares Program, which aims to extend the organization’s reach to more communities in need through corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Co-chaired by Clarissa De Joya and Herbert Tan, the CSR Committee also launched National Developers Convention 2023, a conference that will bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss current issues and developments in the housing industry.

In addition to these new initiatives, the event highlighted the partnership between Habitat for Humanity Philippines and SHDA.

As SHDA marks its 53rd anniversary, the association looks forward to a more sustainable future. With the support of its members and partners, SHDA remains committed to creating livable and affordable communities that promote the well-being of its residents.

It is a celebration of the association’s past, present, and future, and a testament to its unwavering dedication to creating livable and affordable communities for all.