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“The budget for home construction is expected to double to 211 billion forints next year, while 869.4 billion forints, an added 4 percent, could be available for family financial support,” said Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novak.
As the cost of raising children increases, Hungary’s government has singled out soaring housing prices as a major hindrance to families who want to own their home and have more children. To ease the financial burden, the government has passed legislation that provides support for home ownership.
In an effort to support families with children and counter negative demographic trends, the Hungarian government announced the innovative Family Housing Allowance Program, or CSOK, which would offer up to 20 million HUF of assistance per family, specifically toward home ownership. Together with a significant reduction in the value-added tax rate on newly built homes, cutting it from 27 to 5 percent, the program offers considerable financial assistance to young couples to become homeowners.
The State will grant HUF 10 million non-repayable aid for the purchase of new homes to young couples who agree to have three children within ten years, the Minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the press conference Governmentinfo 35 which he held jointly with Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács.