Ombudsman Kuznetsova calls for federal measures to provide housing for orphans
MOSCOW, November 28 (RAPSI) – Russia's children's rights commissioner Anna Kuznetsova will propose the Prosecutor General's Office and the government to develop measures tackling issues regarding provision of housing for orphaned children, the ombudsman’s press-service told RAPSI on Tuesday.
According to Kuznetsova, the law stipulates to provide orphaned children with housing just after they reach the age of 18 but several regions experience shortage of apartments leading to large queues.
The ombudsman proposes to establish special procedure for provision of apartment in existing conditions.
In the first five months of 2017, the number of children, who did not receive housing, despite court rulings in their favor, increased by 6%.