Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development


Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development
Kagawaran ng Pananahanang Pantao at Pagpapaunlad ng Kalunsuran
Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).svg
Department overview
FormedFebruary 14, 2019
Preceding agencies
HeadquartersKalayaan Avenue corner Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City
Annual budget₱656.48 million (2021)[1]
Department executive

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Pananahanang Pantao at Pagpapaunlad ng Kalunsuran), abbreviated as DHSUD, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the management of housing and related development in the Philippines.[2] The department is led by the Secretary of Human Settlements and Urban Development, as appointed by the President of the Philippines and confirmed by the Commission on Appointments. The secretary would be assisted by three Undersecretaries and three Assistant Secretaries, that would be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Secretary.


The law creating the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), Republic Act No. 11201, was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 14, 2019, with the signing announced to the public by the government on February 19, 2019. The DHSUD was a merger of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), with the former becoming defunct and the latter reorganized as the Human Settlements Adjudication Commission (HSAC). The law was a consolidation of House Bill 6775 and Senate Bill 1578 which were passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on October 10 and November 12, 2018, respectively.[3] The Implement Rules and Regulations (IRR) for RA 11201 was signed on July 19, 2019. A five-month transition period will begin with a projected full implementation of the law by January 1, 2020.[4]

List of Secretaries of Human Settlements and Urban Development

# Name Term Began Term Ended President
1 Eduardo del Rosario[5] January 2, 2020 present Rodrigo Roa Duterte


The department is composed of the following bureaus:[6]

  • Environmental, Land Use and Urban Planning and Development Bureau (ELUPDB)
  • Homeowners Associations and Community Development Bureau (HOACDB)
  • Housing and Real Estate Development Regulation Bureau (HREDRB)

Attached agencies

The following government agencies and corporations are attached to the department for policy and program coordination:[7]

See also


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  2. ^ "Republic Act No. 11201". Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Duterte signs into law measure creating Housing department". BusinessWorld. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  4. ^ Cu, Rea (22 July 2019). "IRR signed for law on Dept of Human Settlements". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Duterte names heads of Housing Department, PHL Space Agency". GMA News. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Salient points of RA 11201". 23 February 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  7. ^ Galvez, Daphne (19 February 2019). "Duterte signs into law bill establishing Human Settlements Department". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 20 February 2019.