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Mar 29, 2018

Government approves project to help rehouse the disabled in Hungary

Károly Czibere, the state secretary in charge of Social Affairs and Cohesion, said the government has allocated 22 billion HUF (70 million EUR) for the second phase of the project

The Hungarian government has approved a project that will see 2,500 people living with disabilities moved from large institutions to small-scale housing to improve their living conditions.

Károly Czibere, the state secretary in charge of Social Affairs and Cohesion, said the government has allocated 22 billion HUF (70 million EUR) for the second phase of the project.

Czibere revealed that in the first phase in 2015 to 2016, 600 disabled people had the opportunity to move to new accommodation offering better living conditions, at a cost of 6 billion HUF.

The state secretary also confirmed that the third phase is being prepared and will benefit 7,500 people, and by 2023, large institutions will be phased out.

New facilities in Esztergom and nearby Kesztölc will not only benefit those in need but will also provide 55 jobs to residents in the area.