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ASBA Foundation continues to work closely with Tavush Regional Administration to promote the development of social housing in the region. In early May ASBA director Ara Nazinyan met with Deputy Governor of Tavush Levon Sargsyan. They discussed the issues related to “Dilijan Housing Complex” which is made in collaboration with ASBA Foundation, Tavush Regional Administration and Dilijan Municipality. The current status of the project and the next steps were in the spotlight of the discussion. It was highlighted that “Dilijan Housing Complex” is the first social housing program in Armenia. First family moved to complex in 2015. There are 16 ready apartments which already inhabited by four families. Another four new apartments are ready to accept new residents. The apartments are intended for sale as well as for long-term lease. The residents of the complex are people who need social or administrative assistance for the adaptation to the new environment. They are young families from Dilijan, families from Syria as well as professionals who are moved to work in Dilijan. Dilijan Housing Complex offers a modern architectural and technological solutions, energy-saving approaches, maximum use of the sunlight and heat. Referring to the problems, it was noted that the development of affordable social housing implies the solution of social problems that are possible in case of implementing community development programs.

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