Zelensky administration vows over 53,000 apartments for IDPs in 2022
29 April, 2022

During 2022, the government plans to allocate more than 53,000 apartments for 186,000 internally displaced persons, says the Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko.

The turnkey apartments will be provided with minimal equipment and furniture. All such apartments will be state-owned, and after the IDPs return to their homes, these apartments will be provided to people who have been waiting in line for housing for years.

Owners of the property damaged or lost because of war can report it in the application or on the Diia portal. The government has previously said that it will soon be possible to apply for housing rehabilitation offline through the Administrative Service Centers.

On the reconstruction of Ukraine

Tymoshenko said that now the government is tasked with compiling a database of needs of all settlements of Ukraine and developing a concept of space for each of them. Detailed data on needs should be received from all asset holders during this week. After their consolidation, approximately by May 5, the concept of restoration and modernization of Ukraine will be developed.

President Volodymyr Zelensky announced a three-stage reconstruction plan in Ukraine. At the first stage, all IDPs should be provided with temporary housing. This housing will be available until the homes of the migrants are restored or until people receive compensation in square meters or money.

During the second stage, what the Russian occupiers tried to destroy will be restored: all the cities, all the affected communities. In the third stage, housing will be provided to all those who have defended or are currently defending the state, working in the interests of society, but still do not have their own housing.

According to Tymoshenko, the authorities, together with municipal officials and regional military administrations, are currently devising a plan to restore and modernize Ukraine, the main vector of which will be a "country with a new vision" and a shift from the Soviet approach to urban planning and architecture.