International Cooperation

In light of the European integration aspirations of our state and signing of the Government of Ukraine - United Nations Partnership Framework for 2018-2022 State Fund for Support of Youth Housing Construction cooperates actively with such international organizations, as the Committee on Housing and Land Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, project of the Council of Europe, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Danish Refugee Council, Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe, Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations.

The Fund has recently enhanced communication with diplomatic missions of foreign states in Ukraine.

Now for introducing the best European practices of housing programs in Ukraine and for implementing Sustainable Development Goals, namely, GOAL 11. Sustainable development of cities and communities, in particular, execution of task of housing affordability, leader of the State Youth Fund takes measures to establish international relations with the Fund’s European counterparts, Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context, Permanent Representative of UNDP in Ukraine, as well as the EU financial institutions with the aim of experience exchange for its use in future during creation of the drafts of social and housing programs and development of new state and regional mechanisms of financing of housing construction in Ukraine.

Today State Fund for Support of Youth Housing Construction is a partner of project of the Council of Europe “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions”. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted Resolution 2198 (2018), where the Assembly asked the Council of Europe Development Bank to create affordable loan programmes to be used to support housing projects for vulnerable persons in Ukraine, including internally displaced persons in need of permanent housing, reconstruction projects and health and education facilities in the most devastated areas.

Within the cooperation with the UNECE, the State Youth Fund is pleased to state the beginning of execution of the UNECE recommendation, set forth in the Country Profiles on Housing and Land Management (Ukraine, 2013) regarding widening of range of economically affordable housing. State Fund for Support of Youth Housing Construction in pursuance of the State Youth Fund’s Development Strategy as an instrument of realization of state housing policy, approved by the decision of the Supervisory Board of the State Youth Fund dated October 21, 2016 (protocol #33), drafted a Law of Ukraine on Rental Houses and on Mechanisms of Housing Provision, where recommendations and remarks of the working group of the UNECE international experts were taken into account.

Besides, in pursuance of the UNECE recommendation the Fund takes an active part in the stimulation of development of mechanisms of financing of the housing construction joining efforts with banks for financing of Ukrainian citizens, who need to improve their housing conditions in the framework of the State Target Social and Economic Program of Construction of Affordable Housing and signs relevant Memoranda with them.

State Fund for Support of Youth Housing Construction takes an active part in international events, which are held in the territory of Ukraine. For instance, in 2017 the Council of Europe in partnership with the State Youth Fund conducted round table “Protection of the human rights of internally displaced persons: towards durable solutions on housing issues”. On September 25, 2018 within project round table “Protection of human rights of internally displaced persons: ensuring housing rights” was held.

In 2018 State Youth Fund supported by the UNECE conducted round table “Best practices of housing policy and opportunities of its use in Ukraine” with participation of the international experts of the UNECE, representatives of state authorities and local government, Ukrainian MPs, public organizations.

Besides, with the aim of application and adaptation of the international experience to Ukrainian realities the Fund is engaged in international activities beyond the state: for example, participation in the 78th Session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

In autumn 2018, in pursuance of the provisions of the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated October 26, 2000 # 1604 the Issue of the State Specialized Financial Institution State Fund for Support of Youth Housing Construction dealing with the participation in developing and realization of international investment projects, the Fund sent propositions to Kuwait Investment Authority regarding involvement of investments in pilot project of rental housing construction under the scheme of housing rent or rent with a right to purchase it.

The Head of the state specialized financial institution doesn’t leave the search for donors aside too. Thus, in September 2018 the request to the USAID was sent seeking possibility of donation for further crediting of housing programs for internally displaced persons and ATO participants in the territory of Ukraine suggesting its leadership to meet with the aim of discussing the cooperation perspectives.