Since 2019, more than 578 thousand people have moved from dilapidated houses to new apartments in Russia. This became possible thanks to the implementation of the national project “Housing and Urban Environment”, initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. In total, 9.8 million square meters were released. m of emergency housing.
Since the beginning of the year, under the national project program, 106.6 thousand people have moved out of dilapidated houses, 1.85 million square meters have been resettled. m. Resettlement of citizens from dilapidated housing stock is carried out under the federal project “Ensuring a sustainable reduction of unsuitable housing stock.” It is designed for five years from 2019 to 2024, during which the emergency housing stock should be reduced and the living conditions of citizens improved. In total, during the implementation of the program, it is planned to resettle 536.56 thousand people from 9.53 million square meters. m of emergency housing in 84 constituent entities of the Russian Federation (except Moscow and new regions).
“Many regions are implementing the program ahead of schedule. As of today, 578,377 people have already moved out of dilapidated houses. This overfulfillment was made possible, among other things, thanks to advanced financing approved by the government. That is, the regions have the opportunity to quickly receive funds provided only for the next years, which made it possible to quickly resettle people. Today, the current program, which provides for the resettlement of emergency housing identified before 2017, has been completed by 16 regions, and by the end of the year another 34 regions will join them. The remaining subjects continue to implement the program,” explained Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin.
The resettlement of residents from unsafe houses recognized as such before 2017 was completed in the Astrakhan, Magadan, Novgorod, Saratov, Sakhalin and Tambov regions, Dagestan, Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkaria, Adygea, Kalmykia, Karachay-Cherkessia, Kamchatka Territory. Also among the leaders are cities of federal significance: St. Petersburg and Sevastopol.
“The resettlement of people from dilapidated houses has important social significance. To ensure that this work does not stop, a new program was launched in 2022 for regions that completed resettlement ahead of schedule. 14 subjects started it. Today, according to the new program, from housing with an area of 259.41 thousand square meters. m, 12.95 thousand people moved,” said Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services Irek Faizullin.
The absolute leader in the number of resettled citizens was the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – 44.23 thousand people were resettled here during the implementation of the program. In second place is the Perm Territory – cumulatively, since 2019, more than 40 thousand people have moved out of dilapidated housing. In third place is the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, where about 38 thousand people replaced their emergency housing with new ones.
In September 2023, on instructions from the president, a decree was adopted to create, from January 1, 2024, conditions for the accelerated resettlement of people from dilapidated housing. If previously the regions needed to complete the first stage and resettle housing that was recognized as unsafe before 2017 in order to move to the next step, now the implementation of both programs can be carried out in parallel if the liquidation of dilapidated housing takes place within the framework of integrated territorial development projects (CTD).
The national project program for resettlement from emergency housing is financed from the federal budget, funds from the consolidated budgets of the Russian Federation and extra-budgetary sources. A number of subjects are additionally relocating emergency housing at the expense of their budgets. Of the 578,377 people, more than 150 thousand received new apartments as part of the subjects’ own programs.
Family Maria Kolodko from Surgut, the largest and oldest city in Ugra, moved to a new apartment at the beginning of 2023. The two-story wooden house in which their previous apartment was located was declared unsafe back in 1989. The house had not undergone major repairs, the wooden floors were rotten, the wood had dried out due to weather conditions, the house had sunk, causing huge cracks to appear in the windows, and there were constant problems with hot water.
“For almost 34 years we lived in hope of resettlement. And only five years ago, when a program for resettlement from emergency housing was launched, the prospects for moving began to emerge. Two years ago we started collecting the necessary documents and already in February of this year we moved to a new apartment in a multi-storey building. New apartment with an area of 51 sq. m 15 meters more than our old one. The multi-storey building was built using modern technologies, the apartment has a two-phase meter and a boiler for 100 liters of water,” said Maria Kolodko.
By the end of this year, they plan to complete ahead of schedule the program for relocating citizens from housing recognized as unsafe before 2017 in Solnechnogorsk near Moscow. Over 900 people will move to comfortable apartments here. The construction of a house in the Rekintso-2 microdistrict in Solnechnogorsk is currently being completed. About 400 people will move into 147 new apartments.
Among the future newcomers is a family Ryabinins. Now Natalia And Eugene They are forced to rent an apartment because the floors in their own home are rotten, the roof is dilapidated, and there has been no hot water for a long time. The couple was shown a three-room apartment in a new building, which will soon be given to them under a program for relocation from dilapidated housing. “Many thanks to the municipal administration for making every effort to improve our living conditions. The reality turned out to be better than all expectations. There are spacious rooms, including a kitchen, a large corridor, two bathrooms and a glassed-in balcony. My husband and I were very pleased with everything we saw,” said Natalya Ryabina.
The program for relocating citizens from dilapidated housing stock has been implemented in Russia on the initiative of the president since 2008. In total, during this period, the living conditions of 1.64 million people in the country were improved, and dilapidated houses with an area of 26.2 million square meters were resettled. m. Since 2019, resettlement from emergency housing stock has been carried out within the framework of the national project “Housing and the Urban Environment”.
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