19.04.2022 18:56 | Press Release
Today, Prague councilors approved a proposal that would allow households in city flats to get a discount on rent if they accommodate Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin’s military aggression. The discount will be provided monthly in the amount of CZK 1,000 for each Ukrainian national, the highest in the amount of CZK 4,000 per month for one apartment.
The Council thus responds to the government’s regulation on the solidarity contribution for households that house refugees. Experts are looking for an insufficient government contribution of CZK 3,000 per month for each accommodated refugee with a limit of CZK 12,000 per month per household. The discount will be provided for the duration of the government order.
With this step, Prague wants to motivate tenants of city flats to provide assistance to Ukrainian refugees. In March, the Prague City Council called on the government to send a solidarity contribution from CZK 3,000 to CZK 4,000 per person in accordance with the recommendations of the PAQ Research expert report. However, the government has not yet taken this step.
“Part of the city hostel in Zličín has been set aside for the accommodation of refugees, and for this purpose we are also preparing a hostel in Prague 9, which is now empty due to the planned overall reconstruction. Tenants of city flats can now accommodate refugees at home and receive a solidarity contribution from the state. Today’s decision will help those who are willing to do so, but prevent them from in this financial situation, “said Adam Zábranský, Councilor for Housing and Transparency.
The discount will be provided to tenants on the basis of proof of receiving a solidarity contribution according to a government regulation, provided that the tenants report an increase in the number of persons in the household. Only natural persons with a valid lease agreement can apply for a rent discount.
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