. The program has been functioning for 5 years. In the last two years construction workers commissioned approximately 4,000 apartments in the capital of the republic and 1,000 apartments in other settlements of Tatarstan. Tatarstan residents receive all new flats free of charge within the framework of the program of eliminating dilapidated housing. Keys for the 20,000th flat were handed to new tenants by President of the republic Mintimer Shaimiyev.