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Abstract The homeless and the underprivileged are the most exposed to economic crises and disasters.

Without savings and living in precarious circumstances, they have few buffers against shocks. Already disadvantaged by social and economic imbalances, they can thus be further marginalized into vicious cycles of chronic hardships. Fishermen, despite being a vital element in the economy, are composed of the poorest among the poor and are the most neglected sector in the economy. Having fishing as their primary livelihood, there is a necessity for their households to be adjacent to the sea. This, in return, exposes the community to vulnerability to their dynamic coastal environment that constantly brings natural hazards such as fluctuation of sea level, strong wind, and wave impacts. The study on resilient coastal communities therefore is conducted for an adaptive community in regards with its dynamic environment thats constantly changing. With resilient design, the community is given the opportunity to face the realities of its present conditions as well as the future and be equipped by it. It focuses on developing a community thats self -sustaining, versatile, efficient and cost-effective. Through resilient habitats, fishermen will have a community thatll be functional despite of major shocks and sustaining to their living circumstances; a community thats not only adaptive to its users but as well to the environment. .