Programme objectives

To achieve residential welfare and apply the best international standards to provide various innovative and sustainable residential services to make the citizens happy

Legal Framework: Federal Law no. 10 of 2009 on the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme 

References
Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. 2017. “Conditions and Requirements.” Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <https://www.szhp.gov.ae/AppRules.aspx>. In Arabic. UAE interact. n.d. “Social Welfare.” UAE interact website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <http://www.uaeinteract.com/society/welfare.asp>.
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
1999
References
UAE interact. n.d. “Social Welfare.” UAE interact website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <http://www.uaeinteract.com/society/welfare.asp>.
Programme components
Loans, grants and governmental housing
References
Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. 2017. “Conditions and Requirements.” Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <https://www.szhp.gov.ae/AppRules.aspx>. In Arabic.
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Categorical Targeting
References
UAE interact. n.d. “Social Welfare.” UAE interact website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <http://www.uaeinteract.com/society/welfare.asp>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Low-income families, including widows, divorced and single women
References
Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. 2017. “Conditions and Requirements.” Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <https://www.szhp.gov.ae/AppRules.aspx>. In Arabic
Eligibility criteria
UAE nationals; total income and properties should not be sufficient to own a proper house; beneficiary should not be an owner of a house suitable for the family to live in and should not have obtained housing aid from any governmental authority
References
Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. 2017. “Conditions and Requirements.” Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <https://www.szhp.gov.ae/AppRules.aspx>. In Arabic.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Housing
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
 
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
48,000 beneficiaries as of 2011
References
UAE interact. n.d. “Social Welfare.” UAE interact website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <http://www.uaeinteract.com/society/welfare.asp>.
Programme expenditure
Budget in 2010: AED1.8 billion
References
UAE interact. n.d. “Social Welfare.” UAE interact website. Accessed 27 September 2017. <http://www.uaeinteract.com/society/welfare.asp>.
Institutions and agencies involved
 
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group