Large families will be given over 8 000 apartments this year - Uskenbaev
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During a briefing at the press center of the Government, First Vice-Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development K. Uskenbaev and Board chairperson of the Housing Construction Savings Bank of Kazakhstan L. Ibragimova spoke about the ongoing work to increase housing affordability for large families, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
In the framework of the Nurly Zher state program, in keeping with the funds provided in the republican and local budgets for the corresponding financial year, rental housing is provided to:
1) low-income large families;
2) socially vulnerable segments of the population;
3) working youth.
In 2019, 32.8 billion tenge was budgeted for the construction (acquisition) of 6002 rental apartments without redemption on the waiting list of akimats. At least 4 thousand apartments will be commissioned annually.
For large families, by 2025, it is planned to build 40 thousand rental apartments or 6 thousand apartments annually. For these purposes, 350 billion tenge is provided for 7 years (or 50 billion tenge each year).
“To date, we have already commissioned 2,813 apartments and are ahead of schedule. We plan to rent not 6 thousand, but about 8 thousand apartments this year as part of providing mothers with many children,” K. Uskenbaev said.
The First Vice Minister also noted that every two weeks he meets with mothers of many children to clarify aspects of the program.
He also commented on the issue of a separate queue for large families to receive housing.
In May 2019, amendments were made to the law, according to which large families were equated with the primary recipients of preferential housing. According to the board chairperson of the JSC Housing Construction Savings Bank of Kazakhstan L. Ibragimova,
out of 512 thousand people on the waiting list, 160 thousand are depositors of the bank.
This category of people participating in the Nurly Zher program, envisaging 5% per annum and 20% down payment, begin to become homeowners and leave the queue.