Since 2020, specialists of the Kharkiv office of the Charitable Fund “Right to Protection” (R2P) provide legal consultations to the amalgamated territorial communities (hromadas) in the Kharkiv region. One of the important goals is to support the hromada’s potential in the context of finding long-term housing solutions for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
To fulfill this goal our colleagues organize various seminars and provide individual counseling, in particular, on:
- Subventions provision from the state to local budgets;
- Creation of the housing funds to provide housing for temporary residence of IDPs;
- Other important issues concerning the housing, development, and approval of the local programs.
In addition, the R2P Kharkiv office provides printed informative materials, as well as draft documents on the protection of the rights and interests of IDPs.
«Changes in the administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine led to lots of questions from the representatives of the amalgamated territorial communities. And all such questions need to be solved in order to help establish work in new conditions. That is why R2P currently provides not only advocacy, protection, and legal assistance to IDPs, but also develops closer cooperation with the amalgamated territorial communities and initiative groups. By working together, we help communities become more efficient and foster their ability to develop internal infrastructure, as well as provide quality and affordable services to the people, »– said Olena Prykhodko, regional team lead and attorney at the Charitable Fund “Right to Protection” (R2P).
All this is needed in order for communities to become more efficient in their work and rationally use the available resources, so each resident could receive quality services. Employees of the Kharkiv office of the R2P are always open to cooperation – they will respond to every request from hromada’s representatives.