The current Housing Law stipulates 10 groups of beneficiaries of social housing support policies. However, the draft revised Housing Law, submitted by the Government to the XV National Assembly for comments at the 5th Session, and expected to be approved at the 6th Session, has added more beneficiaries to be businesses and cooperation. commune in the industrial zone.
Housing sale price is too expensive to most of labors
The Ministry of Construction has just responded to voters’ petitions on a number of issues related to housing for low-income people. In which, in expanding the subjects eligible to buy social housing, the Ministry of Construction said: The current Housing Law stipulates 10 groups of beneficiaries of social housing support policies (Article 49), including:
People with meritorious services to the revolution according to the provisions of the law on preferential treatment for people with meritorious services to the revolution; Poor and near-poor households in rural areas; Households in rural areas are often affected by natural disasters and climate change;
Low-income people, poor and near-poor households in urban areas; Employees are working at enterprises inside and outside the industrial zone; Officers, professional non-commissioned officers, professional and technical non-commissioned officers, professional soldiers, workers in agencies and units of the People’s Police and the People’s Army;
Cadres, civil servants and public employees in accordance with the law on cadres, civil servants and public employees; Subjects who have returned official residences according to regulations; Students, students of academies, universities, colleges and vocational schools; students at a public boarding school for ethnic minorities may use housing during their study period; Households and individuals subject to land recovery and having to clear or demolish their houses in accordance with law but have not yet been compensated by the State with houses or residential land.
Change in social housing policy
However, currently in the draft revised Housing Law, which has been submitted by the Government to the XV National Assembly for comments at the 5th Session, and is expected to be approved at the 6th Session, in Article 73, in addition to the subjects specified The Law on Housing 2014 has added a group of beneficiaries to the social housing support policy: businesses and cooperatives in industrial parks that rent houses for workers.
Regarding the proposal to research and amend the Housing Law to remove difficulties and shortcomings, although some provinces and cities have been investing in many housing construction projects for workers, very few people If low-income workers can afford it, due to the high selling price and the failure to meet regulations related to loans and purchase conditions, the Ministry of Construction and the Government are absorbing and revising the draft Housing Law. Amendment according to the opinion of the National Assembly deputies after collecting the first opinion at the 5th session, the XV National Assembly.
Accordingly, in order to reduce procedures and remove difficulties in the consideration of subjects and conditions for buying, renting, and renting-purchase social housing, in the draft revised Housing Law, the Ministry has proposed to amend a more “open” content.
Specifically on conditions for buying, renting, renting and purchasing social housing and worker accommodation: The Ministry proposes that in case workers or employees rent a house to stay with workers, only a labor contract and confirmation are required. are working for a business or production enterprise or an industrial park infrastructure business. In case of renting social housing, it is only necessary to satisfy the subjects as prescribed; In case of buying, renting and buying social housing, only 2 conditions are met: low income, housing difficulties, and removal of conditions for confirmation of residence.
As for loans, the revised draft Law on Housing continues to inherit the provisions of the 2014 Housing Law in the direction of eligible subjects to buy, rent, rent-purchase social housing (with a contract to buy – sell a house in the form of a social housing contract). in society with investors), is in the group of beneficiaries of preferential loans. Conditions for borrowing must meet the provisions of the law on credit.