Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme helps 723 citizens to acquire houses

The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme has approved an amount of Dh428.6 million to help 723 citizens acquire residential accommodation.

The decision was taken as part of the efforts to implement the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, and Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, said the decision to help these citizens once again reiterates the fact that the UAE leadership is keen to ensure the wellbeing of its citizens, and to help them secure permanent residential accommodation and enjoy a sense of security.

He also affirmed that the leadership is keen to ensure that these modern units have all the required facilities as per norms.

The members of the housing programme’s board said steps were being taken to make procedures easy for the citizens to obtain houses under the UAE Vision 2021. This would lead to cohesive communities and ensure development.

Eng. Jamila Al Fendi, Director-General of the programme, said the programme was keen to end the year by painting a smile on another group of citizens needing such support.

The programme was gearing up to welcome 2017 with a package of initiatives in line with the vision of the UAE leadership, she added.

The housing support comprised 592 loans and 131 residential grants for 555 residential units, 34 units for completion, 99 governmental units, and additional construction in nine units, besides grants for maintenance work in 13 units.