“eRecovery” — the State Program for the Restoration of Housing of Ukrainians

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, May 15, 2023
“eRecovery” — the State Program for the Restoration of Housing of Ukrainians

On May 15, the state opened the acceptance of civil applications for financial assistance for the repair of houses damaged by the war

Since February 24, 2022, the Russian war destroyed 143.800 residential buildings in Ukraine, of which 18.500 are multi-storey buildings, 142.000 are private. Homeless people move in with relatives, live in modular towns, or go abroad with broken hearts. According to preliminary estimates, the restoration of Ukraine will take 10 years, and they started today.

The Ministry of communities, territories and infrastructure development of Ukraine, together with the Ministry of digital transformation, USAID/UK aid the TAPAS project and the World Bank launched the state program eRecovery. As part of eRecovery, citizens of Ukraine can receive compensation from the state for housing damaged by the war. Applications are accepted through Diia, and a response from the state can be expected within 30 days.

"The immediate plans include the launch of a compensation mechanism for destroyed housing, provided for by law No. 2923. We expect that by the end of this year, thousands of Ukrainians will be able to purchase new housing," minister of infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov.

In the first wave of compensation, citizens from priority groups will receive: combatants and veterans, people with disabilities as a result of the war, families of fallen AFU soldiers, families with many children, the disabled, orphans, etc.

In more distant plans compensation for the costs of restoration to those citizens who made repairs on their own.

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