Housing Fund can be saved under the system overhaulApril 29, 2018
The Housing and Utilities Reform Fund is planned to be liquidated by the Russian government after 2012. However, he can continue his work in the framework of the housing overhaul program, Dmitry Kozak, Russia's deputy prime minister, said during an expanded presidium meeting.
According to him, for over two years, work has been going on and more than two dozen variants of the draft law on creating a system for the overhaul of residential facilities have been prepared. Thus, the bill provides for a planned overhaul of the housing stock. Each house should be thoroughly repaired every 20-15 years, the Deputy Prime Minister stressed.
Kozak noted that there is already a final version of the proposed bill and in the near future it is planned to check it in five cities of the Moscow Region.This will provide an opportunity to assess the scale of the disaster and the ability of citizens to pay for repairs to their homes every 20-25 years. It will also become clear what amount of funds from the federal and regional budgets will be required to implement these plans. That is why it is advisable to extend the housing and utilities fund for this system, Dmitry Kozak noted.
However, along with the extension of the housing and utilities fund, its working conditions should be changed, since the budget expenditures will be large. This item in the bill is not yet finalized. According to Kozak, in the next 2 weeks the bill will be completely finalized. In addition, the Prime Minister noted that the Housing and Public Utilities Fund has proved its effectiveness.
The Housing and Utilities Reform Fund was established in 2007 and was aimed at implementing a program to overhaul the housing stock and resettle citizens from emergency housing in all regions of the country.