The total amount of financial allocations to housing assistance applications in 2019 amounted to close to RO48mn as per the Ministry of Housing.
The Housing Assistance Programme implemented by the ministry, provides help to build a house worth RO20,000 or buy a house or flat at a cost of RO25,000 – all dedicated to the segment of low-income families whose monthly salary does not exceed RO300, upon submitting the application.
Last year, the Ministry of Housing approved 193 applications in Muscat (RO4.5mn), 224 applications in Dhofar (RO6.7mn), 52 applications in Musandam (RO1.12mn) and 104 applications in Buraimi (RO2.5mn).
In the Governorate of Dakhliyah, 204 applications were approved (RO4.4mn), 342 applications in North Batinah (RO8mn) and 128 applications in South Batinah (RO2.8mn). In the Governorate of South Sharqiyah, 377 applications were approved (RO9.4mn) by the ministry, while another 239 applications were approved to the tune of RO5.3mn in the Governorate of North Sharqiyah, 119 applications in the Governorate of Dhahirah (RO2.7mn) and 27 applications in the Governorate of Al Wusta (RO585,000).