ZAGREB – Grants to cover cost of rent

The state assets ministry on Tuesday (19 May) invited applications for grants to cover the cost of rent for people whose homes were made unfit to live in by the Zagreb earthquake of 22 March, Hina reported. All people left without a roof over their heads would have appropriate accommodation, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said.

Noting that applications would be processed under a fast-track procedure, Plenković recalled that around 1,000 buildings in Zagreb had been deemed uninhabitable, while around 4,000 were classified as temporarily uninhabitable and 14,500 as partly damaged.

The prime minister also mentioned that his government had decided to allocate HRK141 million as emergency aid for residents whose property was damaged.

Damage caused by the Zagreb earthquake could amount to a maximum of €13 billion, depending on the quality of reconstruction work, the PM added. (Karla Junicic, EURACTIV.hr)

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