Affordable & Social Housing:

 

Since its establishment in 1975, Ministry of Housing had been mandated tp provide housing for all low income Bahraini Households. Today, the Ministry offers all eligible citizens four main types of services: Direct provision of housing units and flats; rental flats; loans for purchasing, building or renovating housing units; as well as land plots, if required.
It has made significant progress in recent years. In the first tem years following His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa’s accession to the throne in 1999, The Ministry of Housing and Eskan Bank distributed more than 36,000 social housing support services to the citizens of Bahrain, including:

·         13,500 housing units (houses and flats) at a cost of BD 510 Million

·         16,600 housing loans with a value of BD 400 Million

·         1,850 flats for subsidized rental

·         4,600 residential land plots, valued at BD 200 Million

 

Moreover, under the noble directive of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Ministry has given subsidies to many citizens who have low incomes or special needs. Subsidies and benefits have included:

·         Waiving half the remaining housing loans

·         Waiving half the installment value for housing units

·         Amending the law to allow women who are the heads of households to apply for Government housing services

·         Rebuilding derelict houses

·         Introducing rental subsidy for citizens who have been on the waiting list for housing services for longer than five years