Addu City Council on Tuesday announced the final list of individuals who are set to receive apartments from the housing units established in the atoll.
Under the state's housing plan, 264 flats were constructed on Hithadhoo while 48 flats were built in Hulhumeedhoo.
Out of those who applied for ownership of apartments in Hithadhoo, 265 individuals will receive the flats as per the final list. However, a total of 414 applicants were initially shortlisted for fulfilling the requirements to apply for the housing scheme.
The final list contains 179 names for the 150 flats allocated for residents of Hithadhoo, 32 names for the 30 flats allocated for residents of Maradhoo and Maradhoo-Feydhoo, in addition to 54 names for the 50 flats allocated for residents of Feydhoo.
A total of 20 names were chosen out of the applicants for the 32 housing units allocated for locals of Feydhoo. The list contains 18 names for the 23 flats issued for residents of Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo, while only two names made the final list for the flats allotted for migrant locals to Hulhudhoo and Meedhoo.
City Council stated that current residences and properties would be further inspected before the agreements are signed between the shortlisted applicants and the state, as per the requirements of the information document regarding the housing scheme.
Moreover, the council stated that if a married couple received two flats, the apartment will be awarded according to the requirements of the particular housing scheme category.
The downpayment for flats being leased from Addu City is MVR 25,000, with a monthly rent of MVR 3,000.