Due to the operation of a housing subsidy system the payments for
housing and utility services for Ukrainian citizens after the establishment of
market prices for gas in Ukraine will be lower as compared to last year.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during the teleconference
with heads of local executive authorities engaged in solving social protection issues
during which they discussed housing subsidies on Monday.
The Head of the Government presented three variants of calculations of
payments for housing and communal services taking into account average
indicators of household income and sizes of apartments.
So, for a family consisting of two adults and a child who live in a
2-room apartment of 50 sq. m. and have an income amounting UAH 7 thousand the mandatory
payment for utility services in 2016 will make up UAH 876. For comparison,
after the increase in prices for housing and communal services in 2015 it amounted UAH 1466, in 2016 - UAH 2520, but taking into
account a subsidy tool in 2015 it equaled UAH 921, and in 2016 under the new
system it will amount UAH 876.
"For Ukrainian citizens, due to the fact that we are breaking all the
existing corrupt schemes, even the sum of payment will decrease against the
previous year”, said Volodymyr Groysman. “It is the best response to all
According to him, the next step is monetization of subsidies,
the Government is preparing a decision to implement such a system.
"The next stage is the monetization of subsidies, monetization of
savings from subsidies. If people consume and save at that, all the savings will
have to be remitted to these people. We are engaged in gearing up such a system
presently. We will establish order in the social sphere, we will never return
to a practice to subsidize heating utility companies, water providers”, said
the Prime Minister. “We will abandon the practice of reimbursement to those who
used to earn a fortune, billions of funds, and will transfer every copeck to the Ukrainian citizens instead", promised
the Prime Minister of Ukraine.