MP Vadym Novynskyi has submitted a draft law that will complete the second stage of the National Program on transferring hostels to the ownership of territorial hromadas until 2021.
The corresponding draft law “On Ensuring the Implementation of the Housing Rights of Residents of Hostels” on transferring hostels to the ownership of territorial hromadas” is registered in parliament under No. 2050. Musa Mahomedov, Dmytro Shentsev, Dmytro Shpenov and Serhiy Mahera became its co-authors.
As noted in the explanatory note, the draft law will solve the issue of transferring those hostels to the ownership of territorial communities that were included in the authorized capital of the companies. Previously, they were not included in the National Program for transferring hostels.
“This draft law will solve the housing problems of thousands of Ukrainians, who until today cannot exercise their legitimate right to privatize housing in hostels. It was supposed to start back in 2009, immediately after the adoption of the Law “On Ensuring the Implementation of the Housing Rights of Residents of Hostels” and the development of the National Target Program for transferring hostels to the ownership of territorial communities by the Cabinet of Ministers. The Cabinet of Ministers introduced such a program to parliament only in 2012, moreover, the program concerned only a part of the hostels. Hostels that were included in the authorized capital of the companies were not included in it,” Vadym Novynskyi explained.
He noted that in January 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of the VIII convocation adopted a law according to which a moratorium on forced eviction of residents of hostels was introduced in Ukraine. However, this law did not open an opportunity for people to complete the privatization of their housing.
“Therefore, by this draft law, we oblige the Ukrainian government to submit to the parliament for approval on March 1, the second stage of the National Target Program for transferring hostels to the ownership of territorial hromadas for 2020-2021, including all hostels in it. This will allow people, in particular those living in dormitories, which were included in the authorized capital of the companies, to realize the right granted to them by the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law to receive their own housing through free privatization of housing in hostels. And the Ukrainian government will fulfill the promise made to the residents of the hostels back in 2009,” the MP stressed.