Dh427 million in housing aid granted

Housing aid worth of Dh427 million has been approved for 828 Emirati families, upon the directives of the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, and Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

Housing aid worth of Dh427 million has been approved for 828 Emirati families, upon the directives of the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, and Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid.

The names of Emiratis eligible for the aid were announced by the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP).

The aid includes 135 grants, 691 interest-free loans and 267 houses within residential complexes developed by SZHP as well as 2 construction approvals.

Dr Eng Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works and chairman of the SZHP, said the programme has issued 80 per cent of the current batch of housing aid, conforming with the national agenda that aims to reduce the waiting period to obtain housing aid within two years from the date of submission.

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Published: November 4, 2014 04:00 AM

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