The ‘Bayti’ initiative has already provided $8.71mn to support 65 Emirati families
Announced by the Supreme Committee for Development and Citizen Affairs, Dubai has begun an annual social initiative to support and assist in the complete construction and furnishing of houses for 100 Emirati families. Signing the ‘Bayti’ initiative, the officials have explained that the aim of the social measure was to support citizens with limited income who benefit from housing programs. As of yet, 65 Emirati families have benefited from the programme with funds totalling $8.71mn (AED32mn).
The Lieutenant General, HE Abdullah Khalifa AlMarri emphasized that the initiative not only provides assistance to beneficiary families but also contributes to supporting them in obtaining homes with the highest standards and quality, both in design and execution. At the same time, it is equipped with everything necessary to elevate the social, economic, and living standards of the citizens, ensuring a dignified life for the beneficiary families.
The initiative covers additional construction and furnishing costs by providing support from public benefit associations to beneficiaries, opening new opportunities for philanthropists to contribute to enhancing the quality of life, promoting family and community stability, and providing a decent life for Emirati families.
The “Bayti” initiative is implemented in partnership between the Dubai Police General Command, the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, the Community Development Authority, and in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Foundation, banks, and public benefit associations.
Support from the initiative is provided after studying the cases of housing grant beneficiaries in cooperation with the Community Development Authority to identify those most in need of additional support, enabling them to complete and furnish their homes.