Waiting in line for housing in Russia will be reduced to 5 years by 2030

Mikhail Mishustin approved the construction industry development strategy.  Photo: Dmitry Astakhov/POOL/TASS

Mikhail Mishustin approved the construction industry development strategy. Photo: Dmitry Astakhov/POOL/TASS

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the strategy for the development of the construction industry and housing and communal services until 2030. The goal of the strategy is to make housing more affordable for Russians.

The strategy analyzes the rental housing market in Russia. According to the government, there is practically no legal rental market in the country. 95 percent of rents fall on the shadow sector. That is, homeowners do not pay any taxes to the budget. It is proposed to increase the transparency of rental housing by creating digital tools.

Mortgages are also included. The strategy says that for 30% of Russian families, buying a home with a mortgage is impossible, even if the interest rate on the loan is zero. In this regard, the government proposes to develop commercial, non-commercial and social rental housing markets depending on the income level of citizens. In particular, the strategy envisages the construction of up to 5 million square meters. meters of rental housing per year. Waiting in line for housing should be reduced in Russia to 5 years by 2030. By that time, as the government expects, all citizens who were on the waiting list at the beginning of 2022 should be provided with housing. This is almost 750 thousand families. And by 2025, the living conditions of disabled people and families with disabled children, as well as some categories of citizens living in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, must be improved.

Implementation of the strategy will cost 150 trillion rubles. most of which are extrabudgetary sources.

On Wednesday, the prime minister also held a government meeting. Mishustin spoke about the success of farmers: Russia achieved a record grain harvest this year. The grain harvest amounted to more than 150 million tons.

In addition, more potatoes, greenhouse vegetables, fruits, soybeans and canola were harvested this year than last year. Thus, for the first time, more than 1.6 million tons of vegetables will be grown in greenhouses. A record harvest is also expected in horticulture – at the level of 1.46 million tons. A record will also be achieved in the collection of oilseeds. Also, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, more than 43 million tons of sugar beet, 7 million tons of potatoes and about 5 million tons of vegetables will be harvested in the open air.

As the Prime Minister noted, the success of farmers increases the level of food security in Russia. The current harvest will be sufficient both for Russia itself and for export supplies.

Mishustin tasked the government to provide farmers with seeds, fertilizers, fuels and lubricants for the successful completion of autumn field work.

– It is necessary to help agribusiness with the renewal of domestically produced machines and equipment. And also – to bring the funds for state support to farmers in full and on time, – noted the Prime Minister.

This year, the government allocated about 380 billion rubles for the state program for the development of agriculture. Farmers can also take out a loan with a reduced interest rate of up to 5%.

“We hope that such an integrated approach will provide our citizens with high-quality and affordable food products, and the Russian agricultural industry will continue to develop intensively,” the Prime Minister said.


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