Technical Assistance October 2000

Rooftops Canada
The Philippines

Terra provided technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of regional resource groups in the Philippines to develop and manage all aspects of the co-operative housing development process. This technical assistance mission involved recommending specific steps required to implement housing finance options such as setting up a central housing loan fund at VICTO, setting up member savings schemes and the bulk investment of savings, and investment of capital from co-operatives in co-op housing loans. Guidelines were also developed for the operation of the VICTO Co-op Resource Centre (which included a model service contract, fee structure, annual work plan, and job descriptions).