Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman calls on local authorities to apply maximally the tools to compensate for payment for housing and communal services under the housing subsidy programme as well as instalment plans for payment for utility services to limit the expenditures of each Ukrainian family on housing and communal services after the introduction of market gas price. The Head of the Government said during the conference on the progress of implementation of the housing subsidy program on Tuesday.
"Today it is crucial to ensure execution of these mechanisms locally. I reiterate that whoever has money should pay full price for gas, for heating, while those families who have low incomes need a clear compensation which is timely and efficient assigning of housing subsidies," said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Head of Government noted the importance of social support for Ukrainian citizens provided for reimbursement for the cost of housing and utility services in order to protect each Ukrainian family after fair market prices for gas had been introduced and the heating season commenced in the country.
The Prime Minister highlighted that the Government had envisaged a series of such compensatory mechanisms.
Among those are the housing subsidy "which should be regarded as granting targeted assistance to every Ukrainian family with low income." Volodymyr Groysman noted that such discounts will be granted not just to cut expenditures for heat and hot water, but also will allow compensating for the cost of other housing and communal services, in particular cold water and other services.
Apart from that, those families who are unwilling or unable to apply for grants can take advantage of interest-free instalment plan for payment for housing and communal services: "Each family is allowed to pay for the services being consumed nowadays within a period of 12 months".
"It is significant for me to ensure that each Ukrainian family is provided with heating, each Ukrainian family receives compensation," said the Prime Minister.