11,000 families with disabled members to get houses

July 12, 2018 - 12:16

TEHRAN — Some 11,000 Iranian families with two or more members with disabilities will be provided with houses by the end of the current Iranian calendar year(March 20, 2019), the Welfare Organization director has said.

All families with physically challenged members will be given houses by the end of the year, Tasnim quoted Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey as saying.

“Some 11,000 families with two or more members suffering disabilities have been identified in the country,” he stated.

“It is also planned to construct some 20,000 residential units for other people under the Welfare Organization’s coverage”, he concluded.

Majlis [the Iranian parliament] approved both general outlines and details of a bill on rights of persons with disabilities on January 2018. Development of disability-friendly cities, free transportation, health insurance, free education, job creation, housing loans, and less working hours are some of the articles of the law which are hoped to improve such groups’ living conditions in the near future.


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