Privatization of long-term accommodations for IDPs
Privatization of long-term accommodation for IDPs is one of the methods of the action plan of Georgian government for implementation of State Strategy on IDPs, regarding long-term resettlement.
Privatization is the process of transferring temporary private ownership to IDPs, in order to ensure their long-term resettlement and accommodations.
In order to improve the privatization process, Order N 389 02.09.2013 was issued. In accordance with order N389 the members of the working group responsible for privatization process were established, also the commission was set up to consider the privatization issues for each family individually.
Privatization process consists of following procedures: Identification of the accommodations occupied by IDPs, identification of owner, if accommodations are public, Ministry of Refugees and Accommodation of Georgia must contact the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, and LEPL "National Agency for State Property" for approval. After the approval of Agency, occupied facilities are being measured and registered by state, after that State records whether the IDP families living in mentioned facilities want privatization and in what composition. Next step is individual review of property transfer by the commission created by the Minister order. In order to transfer occupied facilities to IDPs in private ownership the Ministry sends petition to Georgian Government.
Transmission of occupied facilities to IDPs in private ownership enables IDPs to freely dispose their property (Buying, selling, renting, mortgaging, etc.).