Gov’t unveils 13-measure package to support fire-affected communities

A damaged car stands in front of a burned tree near Loutraki 80 Kilometres west of Athens, Monday. [AP]

The Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry, in collaboration with the Ministries of Finance, Interior, and Labor, as well as the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (ADAE), has introduced a comprehensive package of thirteen measures aimed at providing support to households, businesses, and agricultural ventures affected by the recent wildfires.

One of the key measures is the housing assistance grant, which allows citizens and affected businesses to apply for the first housing assistance grant for damaged buildings through the arogi.gov.gr platform. This grant will be available to owners of buildings categorized as "red" (dangerous for use) or "yellow" (temporarily unsuitable for use). The grant amounts to either €10,000 or €5,000, depending on the level of damage, and will be disbursed after necessary verifications and inspections.

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