A disabled Egyptian man works in a workshop those manufactures products for the disabled in Cairo, Egypt 2017 - Reuters
CAIRO – 24 May 2018: The government agreed to accept donations to provide the necessary funding to allocate housing units in the Social Housing Project for people with disabilities.
Accordingly, the Housing Ministry ordered to open an account for the fund at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), where donations will be deposited. The board of directors of the fund will approve whether part or all the cost of the housing unit (including maintenance) will be paid, and on which purposes the money collected will be disbursed.
This comes after the Social Housing Fund agreed to study applications submitted by a number of citizens to rent seven housing units for people with disabilities, and for other cases that find it difficult to afford the advance payment of the housing units.
Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly assured there will be campaigns deployed to make sure that the delivered housing units are used for housing purposes.
The Social Housing Fund (SHF) has also agreed to provide housing units in the Social Housing Project to be used as furniture exhibition per the right of usufruct to serve the citizens who received units.
Social housing units are available to those with limited incomes and cannot afford to buy pieces of lands in the “House of the Homeland” project or buy housing units at Madinty and El-Rehab, where the ministry has previously offered units for Egyptians working abroad.
The Ministry of Housing is providing more lands in the complementary stage of the “House of the Homeland” project, which has shown a great turnout from Egyptians after offering lands in five stages.
In 2017, the ministry launched more than 24,000 land plots across dozens of new cities.
The Housing Ministry’s decision to allocate units for people with disabilities goes along the lines with the initiative launched by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to declare 2018 as the year of people with disabilities.
In the same context, the Ministry of Housing announced allocating 5 percent of the national project on public housing to people with disabilities. There are also underway initiatives to establish four accessible sites near Qena, Ismailia, Alexandria and Cairo.
CAIRO - 24 February 2018: Through the initiative of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare 2018 as the year of those challenged with a disability, numerous efforts and decisions have been taken to assure them proper living conditions, but indeed more efforts need to be exerted.