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  • Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development and Council of Europe work together on Ukraine’s new housing policy

    Nataliia Kozlovska, Deputy Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, took part in a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Council of Europe project “Promoting the development of housing solutions for war-affected persons in Ukraine”.

    The meeting was focused on developing new approaches to providing housing for Ukrainians based on international human rights standards and taking into account the best practices and experiences of European countries.

    “We are already discussing with the Council of Europe project a new draft law on the basic principles of housing policy. Changes in this area are long overdue because, to be clear, the current Housing Code was developed in 1983 and obviously does not take into account modern realities.

    Together with the Council of Europe, we will be able to develop completely new approaches that are in line with European practice. This is important for us as the Ministry continues to work on preparing Ukraine for full accession to the European Union.

    I am grateful to the Council of Europe for its continued support to Ukraine in finding sustainable solutions to the social problems caused by the war. I am confident that we will only broaden and deepen our cooperation,” said Nataliia Kozlovska.

    The Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development and the project “Promoting the development of housing solutions for war-affected persons in Ukraine” are also working to:

    • improve the housing management system;
    • develop mechanisms to attract funding from the Council of Europe Development Bank for housing construction in Ukraine.

    Nataliia Kozlovska also informed the European partners about the Ministry’s activities to provide housing for Ukrainians affected by the armed aggression of the russian federation.

    In particular, a programme of financial assistance for the repair of damaged housing, eVidnovlennia, has already been launched. It has helped Ukrainians prepare their homes for the cold weather.

    In the coming weeks, a compensation programme for destroyed housing will also be launched. It will enable Ukrainians to buy a new apartment or house, or build a new one.

    The Council of Europe project “Promoting the development of housing solutions for war-affected persons in Ukraine” aims to provide technical and expert support to state and local authorities. It addresses the issues of improving the legal framework for housing solutions and facilitating access to housing programmes for internally displaced persons and war-affected persons in Ukraine.