Saudi Arabia King, Crown Prince commit $40m for Joodeskan homes

Royal gesture to drive Joodeskan programme that will deliver housing support for needy individuals in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi King and Crown Prince committed $40m to Joodeskan.
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The Saudi King and Crown Prince committed $40m to Joodeskan.

Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and HRH Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defence, have respectively provided $26.6m (SAR100m) and $13.3m (SAR50m) for the Joodeskan housing programme, aimed at providing home options to needy families in Saudi Arabia.

The royal gesture for Joodeskan, which is under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s National Housing Development Association, was part of “an activation of the social role in accelerating the development”, the kingdom’s state news agency, SPA, reported.

The National Housing Development Association is aimed at supporting the needy families in the housing sector and is considered a key component of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 economic diversification plan.

According to Joodeskan’s website, the programme will support needy families covered by social welfare projects at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development. 

Eligibility is verified through charitable associations conducting site visits to ensure Joodeskan’s criteria is met, after which requests can be raised through the programme’s e-platform.

As such, Joodeskan will support individuals whose income cannot meet basic needs such as food, health, education, housing, clothing, and transportation.

Those interested in contributing to Joodeskan may do so by providing rent, housing support, help in kind, or making a public contribution.

Joodeskan’s website explains: “You can also choose the type of contribution – whether it is […] the full amount to meet the residential needs of the beneficiary, or a partial contribution.”

Please visit Joodeskan’s website for additional details: https://joodeskan.org.sa/

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