ArmInfo.300 graduates of orphanages will be provided with apartments in Armenia. The decision was made at a government meeting on November 7.7.
Presenting the draft decision, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Zaruhi Batoyan noted that 1.9 billion drams will be allocated from the funds saved by the Ministry to solve the task. Each beneficiary of the program will be provided with a housing certificate in the amount of 6.3 million drams. The Minister emphasized that so far the state has not fulfilled its obligations with regard to 218 graduates who, after 18 years of age, completed their stay in orphanages. To this number will be added another 85 people who are just completing their stay in these institutions. Now the state intends to solve their housing issues. When purchasing housing outside Yerevan, graduates of orphanages will be able to take advantage of additional benefits, including through involvement in various employment programs. The right to receive housing certificates will be given to pupils of houses that do not have houses or apartments, and who have not sold them over the past five years.
The state will also deal with the problems of children with disabilities who have reached the age of 18 and who live in various specialized institutions. Previously, this category of citizens was not even involved in the lists of persons for housing. By the decision of the government, they will now be able to live independently in small community houses and social apartments. In total, the department intends to purchase 5 houses and 5 apartments for 60 people for these purposes.