The HUMAN SETTLEMENTS ADJUDICATION COMMISSION (HSAC) was reconstituted from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) by virtue of Republic Act No. 11201, as a purely quasi-judicial agency. It is mandated to adjudicate, among others, disputes relating to real estate development, homeowners association, and appeals from decisions of local and regional planning and zoning bodies.
In the performance of its functions, the HSAC is guided by the Constitutional provision that affords all persons the right to a speedy disposition of their cases before all judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative bodies.
The HSAC is attached to the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development for policy, planning and program coordination only.
Powers & Authority
Cases involving subdivisions, condominiums, memorial parks and similar real estate developments;
Cases involving Homeowners Associations;
Disputes involving the implementation of Section 18 of RA 7279, as amended by RA 10884, and its implementing rules and regulations;
Disputes or controversies involving laws and regulations being implemented by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, except those cases falling within the jurisdiction of other judicial or quasi-judicial bodies.
All cases decided by the Regional Adjudicators; and
Appeals from decisions of local and regional planning and zoning bodies.