Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

Programs

ACCESS TO LAND AND HOUSING
This includes assistance given to families in identifying, acquiring, and occupying lands, as well as housing programs and projects.

CONSULTATION
The focus is on quality consultations with urban poor communities to surface and validate vital issues and needs, and formulate corresponding policy recommendations. This includes continuous dialogues with urban poor organizations, government and non-government agencies, and the private sector to promote a greater understanding of urban poverty and gain a concerted effort in the fight against poverty.

POLICY REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION
This involves review of existing legislation, policies and programs of the government relating to the urban poor, especially shelter-related ones, and formulate recommendations thereto. Advocacy towards the implementation and passage of urban poor related policies and legislation is a component of this program.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION
This program includes monitoring urban poor issues and concerns raised by the sector and acted upon by concened agencies; demolition/eviction and other shelter-related cases monitored, facilitated and evaluated; and the implementation and sustainability of urban land reform.

LINKAGES AND RESOURCE GENERATION
This program intends to enhance the capacity of the urban poor in accessing pro-poor programs and services (credit, financial, technical) from a wider range of stakeholders (LGU/GO/NGO/NGA/PO) and other entities involved in the delivery of services to the poor.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
This includes preparation of knowledge products on government policies, programs, services and urban poor data for dissemination to the urban poor, government agencies, non-government agencies, the private sector, media and interested individuals.

PARTICIPATION MECHANISMS
This involves a more effective accreditation system to support the development of urban poor organizations and heighten their capability to participate in special bodies and events.