Republic of Croatia grb-holder Country Housing Project 2019 was the year that marked the close-out of sub-projects HR2, HR3, HR4 and HR5 in Croatia. During 2019, in total, 73 RHP beneficiary families moved into new homes; 38 beneficiaries moved into the Home for Elderly in Glina (HR3), four families received new apartments under sub-project HR4, and 31 family houses were re/constructed under sub-project HR6. The approval of the extension of RHP implementation until June 2022, as well as the approval of two new sub-projects and the signature of Grant Agreements, will enable the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care to provide all 410 RHP beneficiary families with decent homes by the time of Programme closure. Nikola Mažar
State Secretary, Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care Croatia
Republic of Croatia grb-holder Country Housing Project 2019 was the year that marked the close-out of sub-projects HR2, HR3, HR4 and HR5 in Croatia. During 2019, in total, 73 RHP beneficiary families moved into new homes; 38 beneficiaries moved into the Home for Elderly in Glina (HR3), four families received new apartments under sub-project HR4, and 31 family houses were re/constructed under sub-project HR6. The approval of the extension of RHP implementation until June 2022, as well as the approval of two new sub-projects and the signature of Grant Agreements, will enable the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care to provide all 410 RHP beneficiary families with decent homes by the time of Programme closure. Nikola Mažar
State Secretary, Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care Croatia

End-September 2020 figures

OVERVIEW

An estimated 550 000 people were displaced within Croatia during 1991-1992. Over the 1992-1995 period, the country received some 400 000 refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which an estimated 120 000 have since acquired Croatian citizenship. In the period from 1991 to 1995, some 250 000 minority Serbs fled Croatia. The authorities have so far registered 133 140 returnees of Serbian ethnicity to and within Croatia, representing around half of those who fled their places of origin.

In Croatia, the Regional Housing Programme (RHP) is expected to provide durable housing solutions to several categories of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees either in their places of origin or places of displacement, as well as within institutions of the social welfare system. Altogether, 409 housing solutions will be delivered under the sub-projects approved to date, to the benefit of an estimated 1 081 most vulnerable persons.

End-August 2020 figures

SUB-PROJECTS IN CROATIA

Sub-project HR1

Construction of an apartment building for 29 families in Korenica

Sub-project HR2

Construction of two residential buildings in Knin for 40 beneficiary households

Sub-project HR3

Reconstruction of a home for 75 elderly and disabled persons in Glina

Sub-project HR4

Purchase of 101 flats within and outside the Areas of Special State Concern

Sub-project HR5

Construction of a residential building for 21 families in Benkovac

Sub-project HR6

Renovation, reconstruction or construction of 62 family houses

Sub-project HR7

Construction of a residential building for 21 families in Vukovar

Sub-project HR8

Renovation, reconstruction or construction of up to 25 family houses

Sub-project HR9

Purchase of up to 38 flats

Croatia Factsheet - September 2020

End-August 2020 figures

IMPLEMENTING STRUCTURE



LEAD INSTITUTION

CENTRAL STATE OFFICE FOR
RECONSTRUCTION AND HOUSING CARE

The RHP Lead Institution in Croatia is the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care (CSORHC). The Government of the Republic of Croatia established the CSORHC in May 2013, to manage, among other things, the implementation of reconstruction and housing projects for returnees, refugees and former tenancy right holders. These sectors were previously under the responsibility of the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds which has 20 years of experience in the implementation of housing programmes. In total, almost 150 000 housing units have been reconstructed so far. The Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care has 142 employees.

Within the framework of the RHP, the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care is responsible for implementing the Croatian Country Housing Project and for the overall planning and development. It is also in charge of selecting the beneficiaries in cooperation with UNHCR, issuing requests for construction of housing units to the PIU, issuing approvals to the Agency for Transactions and Mediation of Real Estate (APN) for purchasing flats, submitting project proposals for financing, submitting reports to CEB, organising visibility events and maintaining cooperation with Partner Countries. www.sduosz.gov.hr

USEFUL INFO FOR BENEFICIARIES

Find out by contacting the RHP Lead institution:

Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care of Republic of Croatia
Radnička cesta 22/I, 10000 Zagreb
+385 1 6172 524
rhp-croatia@sduosz.hr
www.sduosz.gov.hr

CONTACT

Central State Office for Reconstruction and

Housing Care of Republic of Croatia

Radnička cesta 22/I, 10000 Zagreb
+385 1 6172 577
rhp-croatia@sduosz.hr
www.sduosz.gov.hr

Nikola Mažar, Head of Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing Care

+385 1 6172 577
nikola.mazar@sduosz.hr

Ivica Preskar, PIU Manager

+385 1 6172 524
ivica.preskar@sduosz.hr

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