A low-income housing policy will be introduced in Dubai, to provide housing units for individuals earning low income and renovate some old areas in the emirate.

The Crown Prince of Dubai HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the policy, during the Executive Council meeting held at the Union House.

It will classify low-income people into Emiratis and non-Emiratis, including expats and workers, in strategic sectors in Dubai, according to Dubai Media Office.

The policy will also include families’ income levels, place of residence, and public benefits and will compare them with requirements at the time and the extent of challenges families are facing.

During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan reviewed possible ways of providing suitable accommodations for low-income families based on standard comparisons and results of surveys, which included two main programmes.

The first one aims to cooperate with real estate developers in order to provide housing units for low-income families while the second aims to refurbish some old areas in Dubai.

His Highness also directed setting up a social responsibility work team, which will be subordinated to the Social Development Committee of the Executive Council.

Secretary-general of the Executive Council of Dubai, Abdullah Al Shaibani, reiterated the flexible governance of public work in Dubai, and how Dubai can accommodate all projects and programmes that have been tailored to serve the community.

He said that the Dubai government is ready to find solutions and meet the changing needs of all community members at all times.

It always keeps abreast with all accelerating developments in all domains in a manner that supports the development process and directives of Sheikh Hamdan.

During the meeting, the council approved a number of initiatives and policies that aim to support social development, voluntary work, and improve services being rendered to Dubai residents.