IDPs require more social housing programs

Опубліковано 29 March 2024 року, о 14:55

During a regular meeting chaired by Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, the question of the realization of housing rights for certain categories of internally displaced persons was discussed. The meeting included a review of the Mariupol City Council’s experience. 

Currently, about 194,000 residents of Mariupol live in government-controlled areas. The ‘I’Mariupol. Housing’ program was launched.

The opening of social housing in Dnipro was a pilot project that involved renovating an existing dormitory.  The project aimed to create modern living conditions for 35 families and to introduce a point system for housing allocation. This system ensures that those who need housing the most receive it first, including military families and low-income families.

To increase trust among international partners, a new transparent cooperation model was introduced. Under this model, the municipality provides only the terms of reference and project design, leaving the rest to the contractor selected by the donor.

We will expand the program to additional cities in Ukraine.

The Vice Prime Minister thanked Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko for systematically working to ensure the housing rights of Mariupol residents in other regions of Ukraine.

The official advised representatives of other temporarily evacuated communities to follow the example of the Mariupol community.