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10,528 Saudi citizens benefited from the Ministry of Housing’s house rent support scheme after they defaulted paying their rents. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: A total of 10,528 Saudi citizens have benefited from the Ministry of Housing’s house rent support scheme following the executive courts verdicts against all these persons after they defaulted paying their rents, Ajel News Portal reported.

The beneficiaries of the support programme included those who were not able to pay their housing installments due to circumstances beyond their control.

These were in four specific situations including the household owner’s death, imprisonment, sickness, and weak financial capacity. The beneficiaries included 4,697 citizens who could not make the payment during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ministry’s programme “Supporting defaulters on paying rent” is supervised by its Developmental Housing Unit. Only citizens, whose house rent contracts were documented via the Ejar electronic network for rental services, benefited through automatic payment of their defaulted sums.