Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme approves names of 300 citizens eligible for residential support

DUBAI, 23rd May, 2018 (WAM) — The Board of Directors of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme has approved at its meeting in Dubai today chaired by Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, the names of 300 citizens who are eligible for residential support, valued at AED323 million.

The approval of the names is part of 1,000 residential support decisions that will be announced at the end of every week of the Holy Month of Ramadan, starting from the current week, and the implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his brother, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the monitoring of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

Dr. Al Nuaimi said that approving the decisions is in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership and its desire to provide stability and happiness for Emirati families, continuing the approach of the founding leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who aimed to achieve this stability through ambitious residential projects.

The programme’s board also approved a memo to amend the regulations and conditions related to the eligibility of citizens who are married to more than one wife for full residential assistance, with a limit of AED800,000. The memo states that if the other wife is not a UAE national, the period of marriage should be at least five years.

The board also approved another memo related to the eligibility of an Emirati woman who is married to a foreigner for residential support, wherein the financial support limit has been increased from AED500,000 to AED800,000 if its purpose of the support is to build or purchase a new residence.

The programme also adopted new regulations for returning or disposing of residences and approved conditions for cancelling residential support decisions at any stage, including the implementation stage.

Dr. Belhaif reviewed the “Dar Zayed Smart System,” which aims to coordinate the residential projects and residential neighbourhoods managed by the programme since its establishment in 1999.

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