Budget Housing Project Launched For Those Hit Hard By COVID-19

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The National Housing Authority has launched two projects offering low rental fees to help relieve people of financial problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thaweepong Wichaidit, National Housing Authority governor, said 572 houses had so far been constructed targeting hard-up people, offering them low monthly rents, from 1,500 to 3,000 baht.

The government-initiated projects are divided into four categories:

Plan X rooms are 30 square metres, designed for the elderly and handicapped and rented for 1,500 baht a month.

Plan A rooms are also 30 sqm and aimed at single people for 2,000 baht a month.

Plan B properties are bigger (40 sqm) with a separate bedroom and rent for 2,500 baht a month.

Plan C, whose properties are 50 sqm, have two bedrooms and are aimed at families, with a rent of 3,000 baht a month.

Those eligible for the housing projects must satisfy one of these criteria; be a Thai national, can prove they have been financially stricken by COVID-19, be a single parent, a disabled person, elderly, unemployed or homeless or a landless farmer.

Applications for inclusion in the projects opened yesterday at 8.30 am and will run until 12pm on 30th March on www.nha.co.th. They can also be made via the ID Line @NHA.THAILAND, submitted in person at the National Housing Authority head office in Bang Kapi district of Bangkok or at NHA provincial offices nationwide.