RIYADH: A total of 89,493 families benefited from the various housing solutions offered by the Saudi Housing Ministry’s Sakani program since the beginning of 2021 until April 30, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
A total of 66,651 families have already moved into their new homes, according to official data.
The Ministry of Housing and the Real Estate Development Fund formed Sakani in 2017 with the aim of facilitating home ownership in the Kingdom through the creation of new housing stock, allocating plots and homes to nationals and financing their purchase. It has a goal of reaching 70 percent home ownership by 2030.
In April alone, 19,373 families benefited from the different housing options offered by Sakani.
The program recently launched new e-services to serve people effectively.
The app, which allows users to access four new services, can be downloaded at: qrco.de/bc5N3L.
The services include electronic financing, ready-made units, approved contractor, and interactive maps.
The services had been added to ensure Sakani becomes “the go-to destination for housing services and solutions, in order to make it easier for Saudi families to own their first home.”
Various projects are underway in parts of the Kingdom in partnership with real estate developers.
About 178 infrastructure projects covering 244 million square meters have been developed at a cost of more than SR8 billion ($2.13 billion), said National Housing Company CEO Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Bati.
“In 2017, housing options under construction were limited, but now developers are racing to obtain licenses,” said General Supervisor of Real Estate Development Deputyship at the Ministry of Housing, Sultan Al-Sheikh.
“Reservation of residential units on new developments is often complete within a few days and in some cases hours.”