General Data
Name of instrument National Housing Programme
Country SI
Spatial level national
Type Economic instruments
Subtype Subsidies and local business development
Description The Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia was founded by the Housing Act in 1991 as a public financial fund and the central state institution for financing housing supply in order to finance the National Housing Programme and encourage the construction, repair and maintenance of housing. After 1 January 2001 the Housing Fund is a public financial and real estate fund. As the main state institution for financing the provision of housing, the Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia finances the National Housing Programme and promotes the construction of housing, the renovation and maintenance of dwellings and residential buildings. The National Housing Fund will also become an investor in housing construction. The majority of municipalities have certain land available for development on which this housing construction could take place, but they do not have financial resources for it. For this reason, the partnership between the National Housing Fund and the interested municipalities is one of the possibilities to forward the social housing construction. In return for the ceding of the sites, the National Housing Fund would cede to these municipalities a certain number of apartments to be used as social housing. The number of apartments would of course be determined in relation to the value of land.
General objectives - providing long-term loans at favourable interest rates to natural and legal persons for the acquisition of non-profit rents, social and private housing and residential buildings through purchase, construction and renovation;
- investing in the construction of dwellings and in land for construction;
- conducting transactions in real estate;
- providing endowment policy premiums under the national housing savings scheme in accordance with the act governing the national housing savings scheme;
- performing other tasks according to law and tasks for implementing the national housing programme;
- to acquire (construction and renovation) gradually 11,000 apartments per year by 2009
General objectives keywords provision of building land to families and locals; financial incentives;
Responsible National authority
Stakeholder Involved National authority; Local authority/Municipal council;
Reference National Housing Saving Scheme Act National Housing Saving Scheme and Housing Grant for Young First-Time Homebuyer Families Act
General assessment of strength and weakness Strength:
- financial help for young families which for the first time acquire property.

weakness:
there is no special bank system adapted to this fund as well as no control system with which bank control institutions would inspect the functioning of the fund;
the relation between Fund loan and other loans are not fixed or secured by any decree;
the Fund loans are not insured with mortgage;
included banks are not obliged to fulfill any requirements about investment policy
height of installments are not individually tailored.
Metadata
Date of entry 2007/05/07
Implementation
Legal status not-mandatory
Extension rarely (< 25%)
Comment Only bigger munipalities enter this financial scheme.
Type of monitoring Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting
Characteristics
Preconditions for implementation if The Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia get funds from the state budget
General comment
Assessment
Relevance
Status weak direct relevance
Ranking 3
Remark
Acceptance
Status
Ranking 0
Remark can not be assessed
Implementation
Status
Ranking 3
Remark
Feasibility
Status Budget, legislation, political will
Ranking 3
Remark
Effectiveness
Status Direction of effect, acceptability, perpetuity
Ranking 3
Remark Type of effects unclear as monitoring is not in place.