“MY FIRST HOME, MY FIRST WORKPLACE"
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan unveiled the century's social housing project, “My First Home, My First Workplace", aiming to help low-income citizens own houses, lands, or workplaces across the country.
During his speech at the Beştepe National Convention and Cultural Center in Ankara, President Erdoğan stated, “We introduce a century's worth of services, works and projects in social housing in Türkiye, as has been the case in every field in the past two decades. We have built giant hospitals equipped with state-of-the-art technology, tens of thousands of workplaces, thousands of public buildings, stadiums and hundreds of social and cultural facilities for people from all walks of life.
“We have attached utmost importance to protecting our natural, historical and cultural legacy, the key components that define a city. We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that our homes, workplaces, and public areas serve as reminders of our heritage and maintain their architectural value well into the future," the President added.
The project will kick off in 2023 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Republic, and within five years, 500,000 social housing units, 50,000 workplaces, and 250,000 residential land plots will be constructed across 81 provinces.
Prices for housing units will start from TRY 608,000, workplaces from TRY 350,000, and infrastructure lands from TRY 192,500. Those with a household income below TRY 18,000 in Istanbul and TRY 16,000 in other provinces will be able to benefit from the campaign. Applications will be open from September 14 until October 31, 2022.
Since the beginning of 2003, the number of social housing units has significantly increased to reach 2 million. The population in social housing units, together with other projects, has topped 10 million. The Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) has built 1.17 million houses so far, with social housing making up the 90 percent.