Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman calls on local
authorities to apply maximally the tools to compensate for payment for housing
and communal services under the housing subsidy programme as well as instalment
plans for payment for utility services to limit the expenditures of each
Ukrainian family on housing
and communal services after the introduction of market gas price. The
Head of the Government said during the conference on the progress of
implementation of the housing subsidy program on Tuesday.
"Today it is crucial to ensure execution of these
mechanisms locally. I reiterate that whoever has money should pay full price for
gas, for heating, while those families who have low incomes need a clear
compensation which is timely and efficient assigning of housing
subsidies," said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Head of Government noted the importance of social
support for Ukrainian citizens provided for reimbursement for the cost of
housing and utility services in order to protect each Ukrainian family after
fair market prices for gas had been introduced and the heating season commenced
in the country.
The Prime Minister highlighted that the Government had
envisaged a series of such compensatory mechanisms.
Among those are the housing subsidy "which should be
regarded as granting targeted assistance to every Ukrainian family with low
income." Volodymyr Groysman noted that such discounts will be granted not
just to cut expenditures for heat and hot water, but also will allow
compensating for the cost of other housing and communal services, in particular
cold water and other services.
Apart from that, those families who are unwilling or unable
to apply for grants can take advantage of interest-free instalment plan for
payment for housing and communal services: "Each family is allowed to pay
for the services being consumed nowadays within a period of 12 months".
"It is significant for me to ensure that each Ukrainian
family is provided with heating, each Ukrainian family receives
compensation," said the Prime Minister.