Abstract：The Philippines is a developing country where urbanization has begun to expand into rural areas. This paper explores the potential of upward mobility in resettlement proposals using a layered architectural intervention. The beneficiaries are fishermen from Taliptip village who risk losing their unique waterborne culture because of adverse environmental and socio-economic factors. The proposal moves them 9 kilometers away, along the Meycauayan River that flows towards their original settlement. A comprehensive master plan is then proposed, offering opportunities that integrates them into their new community. Finally, a housing prototype that applies modern sophistication to characteristics of their vernacular architecture is proposed that can be built and subsequently renovated at a minimal cost. This is an attempt to humanize socialized housing, creating solutions suited to the local climate that ultimately produces value generating architecture.