In Russia, they proposed to increase the age in the queue for housing

Ombudsman Moskalkova suggested not to remove the family from the queue for housing upon reaching 35 years “Young family” should be increased. Such a proposal was made by the ombudsman for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova, according to the website of the Russian Agency for Legal and Judicial Information (RAPSI).

According to her, circumstances often develop in such a way that families register, wait several years and hope for housing, but upon reaching 35 years of age they are removed from the queue. “Can you imagine the emotions with which they come to our reception,” the ombudsman explained.

Moskalkova suggests not to remove such people from the queue until they receive housing, and to increase the age limit in the program to 36-40 years. “Otherwise, it carries huge reputational costs for all institutions of state power,” she concluded.

On February 18, the head of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina said that the preferential mortgage program in Russia was not in great demand for young families, therefore it is necessary to expand its criteria and introduce differentiation of the rate, for example, according to the number of children. She also added that a broader program could be offered, in particular, to support young professionals.