An old apartment building on 11 Võ Văn Tần Street in HCM City’s District 3 in need of renovation. The city is providing financial support for households that must move out of dilapidated apartment buildings. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Diệp
HCM CITY — Individuals and households who must move out of dilapidated apartment buildings or who have handed over land or housing for public works will receive financial support to rent temporary housing while waiting for resettlement housing or land lots, with a maximum amount of VNĐ24 million (US$1,020) per household per month.
As part of the municipal People’s Committee's decision, the decision on financial support includes people who live in dilapidated apartment buildings at a high risk of collapse, or in areas prone to landslides or affected by natural disasters or pollution.
The level of financial support for all affected households included in the city decision will be divided into four zones based on the location of the recovered land and the number of family members.
Zone 1 includes districts 1, 3 and 5; zone 2 includes districts 4, 6, 10, 11, Bình Thạnh, Phú Nhuận, Gò Vấp and Tân Bình; zone 3 includes districts 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, Thủ Đức, Bình Tân and Tân Phú; and zone 4 includes Bình Chánh, Củ Chi, Hóc Môn, Nhà Bè and Cần Giờ districts.
In zone 1, the city will provide monthly support of VNĐ8 million ($340) to each affected household with four or fewer members.
Households with five or more members will receive VNĐ2 million ($85) per person per month, with total support not exceeding VNĐ24 million per household per month.
Each household with four or fewer members in zone 2 will get VNĐ7 million per month. Households with five or more members will receive VNĐ1.75 million per person per month, with total support not exceeding VNĐ21 million per household per month.
For zone 3, monthly support of VNĐ6 million will be given to each affected household with four or fewer members. Households with five or more members will get VNĐ1.5 million per person per month, with total support not exceeding VNĐ18 million per household per month.
Each household with four or fewer members in zone 4 will receive VNĐ5 million per month. Households with five or more members will receive VNĐ1.25 million per person per month, with total support not exceeding VNĐ15 million per household per month.
The city’s Department of Construction will submit a proposal on the support period to the People's Committee for approval.
All affected individuals and households under the decision will receive support while they wait to receive resettlement apartments or land lots.
If they have received settlement land lots, households will get an additional six months of support from the date of receipt of the resettlement land lots. The extra money will be used while they wait for their house to be built.
Support will not be given to households who have already handed over their houses or land to the city and have received resettlement land lots or apartments.
The city will provide a one-time payment for households that have been given an exact date on which they will receive resettlement land lots or apartments. If an exact date has not been determined, support will be made every three months or six months.
The city has upgraded 132 old apartment buildings and rebuilt eight dilapidated apartment buildings since 2016.
This year, the city plans to renovate or rebuild 172 old apartment buildings. — VNS