Belarus considers additional support to help large families address housing needs


Additional support to large families in housing construction was discussed at a meeting of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko with representatives of the Council of Ministers on 21 September, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that housing is the most urgent need of people and it is necessary to make certain adjustments to the procedure and conditions of providing state support to citizens in the construction and purchase of housing.

“Even in this difficult time we need to take additional measures to protect the interests of large families and provide them with financial assistance for housing until their children turn 23 years old [earlier, it was until 18 years],” said the head of state.

Plans are in place to increase the amount of state support for large families living in rural areas, in which at least one spouse is working in rural areas.

In addition, to encourage people to move to rural areas, it has been proposed to enable those in need of better housing conditions from regional centers and Minsk to build state-supported housing in settlements with a population of up to 20,000 people.

“In the current economic situation every ruble counts. Any state support must be justified. That is why I want to hear how well-calculated these proposals are,” said the president.

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