Integrites has signed a pro bono collaboration agreement with the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs of Ukraine and the Affordable Housing Institute aimed at developing housing for war veterans and their families.
"The agreement is the next logical step of the expert partnership between Integrites and the Affordable Housing Institute, branded as the Rehousing Ukraine Initiative, which was established in the summer of 2022,” Integrites reported.
According to the firm, the parties will coordinate efforts for the design and construction of a pilot residential property in Kyivska oblast for war veterans and combatants who became internally displaced persons, with the subsequent further expansion of the project to other regions of Ukraine.
The Affordable Housing Institute is a US non-profit impact consultancy company focusing on affordable housing ecosystems in the world.
"We are humbled and proud to contribute to the development of institutions that ensure the country's defensive capacity," Integrites Partner Oleh Zahnitko commented. "Veterans set a moral example for the rest of society as long as the fight for Ukraine is concerned. As such, decent homes for the veterans and their families are not only a reward for their service but also a principle for bringing up future defenders."
"Providing housing for veterans, as well as family members of the deceased male and female warriors who defended the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine has been and still remains the priority program for the Ministry of Veterans Affairs," Ukraine Minister of Veterans Affairs Yuliya Laputina added. "In addition, this is one of the main directions of the future transition from a military career to civilian life. Therefore, we are actively cooperating with other ministries, agencies, and our international partners to elaborate an effective mechanism for the priority provision of housing to these categories of people. I am grateful to our partners for their support and active participation in veteran projects."