Development of Poor Urban Communities

Supported by a $30. 5 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan to the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), the DPUCSP aims at reducing poverty, providing housing, and improving the income and quality of life of the urban poor. More specifically, its purpose is to put in place systems for providing affordable housing, serviced building sites, and microcredit facilities to the poor. These goals are to be achieved through the project's three components, each of which is described in turn below.