In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan decimated informal settlements clinging to Tacloban City’s coastline. In response, the government elected to relocate thousands of households to a previously undeveloped section of the city, Tacloban North. Dozens of housing projects commenced, ranging from small non-governmental sites to large-scale National Housing Authority sites. Thousands now call Tacloban North home, yet recovery remains an ongoing process at relocation sites.
From November 2017 through April 2018, members and local assistants of the Global Projects and Organizations research team surveyed over 900 relocated households at 13 different relocation sites within Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines.
This research project aims to find what is working at Tacloban City’s relocation sites - and what needs remain unfulfilled. Five years after the storm, we present perspectives from relocated community members themselves, with the hope that survey data will serve to catalyze experiences into improved policy.
The following report is targeted towards relocated community members and decision makers active in relocation implementation. We assume readers have a basic familiarity with Typhoon Haiyan and Tacloban City relocation efforts.
Palagi, S. and Javernick-Will, A. (2018). "Typhoon Haiyan and Tacloban City Relocation: Summary of Community Outcomes Survey." University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO.