“Mihindu Niwahana” Housing Assistance Programme is implemented in collaboration with the State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Materials Industries Promotion, Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, National Housing Development Authority, and the Department of Buddhist Affairs to meet the housing needs of parents who have donated their children to the Buddha Sasana, and who experience economic hardships and are without houses or own partially constructed houses.
The “Mihindu Niwahana” housing programme is implemented as a sub programme of the “Obata Geyak – Ratata Hetak” housing programme implemented by this Ministry and accordingly, a financial assistance of Rs.06 lakhs is provided for the construction of a new house and up to a maximum of Rs.06 lakhs is provided for the completion of a partially completed house to identified beneficiaries as recommended by the Technical Officers of the National Housing Development Authority. (In addition, a cash contribution can be made from the relevant temple as much as possible)
Accordingly, the National Housing Development Authority has so far selected 758 beneficiaries from Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Moneragala, Badulla, Kegalle, Matale, Kandy, Matara, Hambantota, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee and Vavuniya districts and provided housing assistance. Out of this, the work of 201 houses has been completed by 31.12.2021.