Letter to Ministries on Alternative Accommodation Guidelines
29/7/2002
 
  Mr. Ramiz Mehmedagic
Minister for Urban Planning and the Environment
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Mr Mico Micic
Minister for Displaced Person and Refugees
Republika Srpska

 

Dear Ministers,

Please find enclosed guidelines put forward by the agencies of the Property Legislation Implementation Plan (OHR, UNHCR, OSCE, CRPC, UNMIBH), in response to numerous questions and issues raised by municipal housing offices and OMIs throughout the country, for guidance on payment of lump sums sufficient to cover the housing expenses of temporary occupants of property, who are obliged by law to leave this property, but have the right to alternative accommodation.

The payment of lump sums has proved to be an efficient, and cost effective method of financing alternative accommodation needs. However, experience in the field has shown that sometimes there are failures of accounting, or payments are made to individuals who do not meet the criteria required for receiving alternative accommodation.

You are therefore urged to do your utmost to ensure responsible and transparent accounting, with detailed tracking of the temporary occupants who receive these sums, including current address, contact information and OMI/MHO claim file number, to establish that at all times these individuals are eligible to receive alternative accommodation, in accordance with the law. These procedures will also assist you in meeting auditing standards and maximizing the assistance to displaced families and refugees.

We hope that these guidelines meet with your approval.

With all good wishes for the continued success of our collaboration -

 

Paul Prettitore
Property Team Leader
OHR

CC:

BRČKO DISTRICT
Mr. Siniša Kisić
Mayor
 
Mr. Ivo Anđelović
Head of DEPRET
 
BOSNIA-PODRINJE CANTON
Ms. Sabiha Hadžimuratović
Minister for Social Affairs, Health, DPs and Refugees
 
Mr. Smajo Sijerčić
Minister for Urbanism, Spatial Planning and Environment
 
POSAVINA CANTON
Mr. Blaž Župarić
Minister for Health, Labor and Social Affairs
 
Mr. Sead Delić
Minister for Economics
 
ZENICA-DOBOJ CANTON
Mr. Muhidin Alić
Minister for Labor, Social Affairs and Refugees
 
Mr. Muhamed Šibonjić
Minister for Spatial Planning, Transfer of Goods, Communications and Environment
 
UNA-SANA CANTON
Mr. Muhamed Kasumović
Minister for Health and Social Affairs
 
Mr. Samir Alagić
Minister for Construction, Spatial Planning and Environment
 
CENTRAL BOSNIA CANTON
Ms. Slavica Josipović
Minister for Spatial Planning, Reconstruction and Return
 
WEST HERZEGOVINA CANTON
Dr. Darko Kondža
Minister for Health, Labor and Social Affairs
 
Mr. Predrag Kožul
Minister for Spatial Planning, Resources and Environment
 
HERCEGOVINA-NERETVA CANTON
Mr. Željko Raguž
Minister for Health, Labor and Social Protection
 
Mr. Tahir Đulić
Minister for Construction, Spatial Planning and Environment
 
TUZLA CANTON
Mr. Sead Mujanović
Minister for Reconstruction, Development and Return
 
Mr. Slavko Stjepić
Minister for Spatial Planning and Environment
 
KANTON SARAJEVO
Ms. Besima Borić-Marić
Minister for Labor, Social Affairs and Refugees
 
Ms. Hazima Pecirep
Minister for Housing Affairs
 
HERCEG-BOSNIA CANTON
Mr. Hikmet Hodžić
Minister for Construction, Reconstruction, Spatial Planning and Environment
 
Dr. Ivan Cikojević
Minister for Labor, Health, Social Affairs and Expelled Persons
 
Mr. Rhodri Williams
Senior Legal Advisor
OSCE
 
Ms. Monique Sokhan
Protection officer
UNHCR
 
Ms. Vandana Patel
Executive Legal Advisor
CRPC
 
Mr. Andrea Ori
Head of HAT and Projects
UNMIBH