Estimated Housing Needs Based on 2010 Census of Population and Housing
Author: Mary Ann C. Magtulis and Eleanore V. Ramos
In an earlier technical paper, housing needs framework was redefined based on principles prescribed by the United Nations (UN). On its dimension for the construction of housing units, housing needs has two components, namely Accumulated or current needs and Recurrent or future needs. Accumulated needs comprise the provision of conventional housing units for households occupying living quarters of an unacceptable type and those doubled-up with other households living in acceptable housing units. Recurrent or future needs comprise housing needs expected to arise during the Plan period covered by the estimates which include housing units for (a) new households formed, and (b) households whose housing units were lost due to obsolescence, floods, fire, urban renewal/slum clearance, etc. This study provides estimates of the two components using the 2010 Census of Population and Housing and comes up with annual forecast until 2017 at the levels national, regional and highly urbanized cities.