The authorities will allocate an additional billion rubles for the resettlement of communal apartments in St. Petersburg

The Budget and Finance Committee of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg agreed to allocate an additional billion rubles for the resettlement of communal apartments in the city, informed Deputy Boris Vishnevsky.

It was previously planned that in 2023 Smolny would allocate 3.9 billion rubles for the resettlement of communal apartments – the same amount as in 2022. Now this amount will increase to 4.9 billion rubles.

However, funding for the program will more than halve in the coming years, writes “Kommersant” with reference to the draft budget.

Details. According to the draft budget for 2023 and the planning period of 2024 and 2025, the city will allocate 7.57 billion rubles to the target program “Resettlement of communal apartments”. The largest amount falls on 2023 – 3.9 billion rubles.

In 2024 and 2025, 1.8 billion rubles will be allocated for resettlement. Last year, an amount of 9.6 billion rubles was allocated for resettlement. At the same time, the cost of resettlement in 2021 amounted to only 593 million rubles.

What experts say about the program. Vice Governor Alexei Korabelnikov said earlier that the city will not be able to resettle all communal apartments, because some are specially bought for rent, and some of the rooms are bought out for living. Valery Trushin, partner and head of research and consulting at IPG.Estate, agrees with him, Kommersant writes.

Big Picture. Kommersant, citing the housing committee, writes that in St. Petersburg today there are 63,000 communal apartments, 1,100 of which are planned to be resettled by the end of 2022, another 3,500 by the end of 2023.

The program “Resettlement of communal apartments” has been operating since 2008. Since then, the authorities have resettled 53,000 communal apartments.

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