This Day in History (1973): More Money for More Homes
Aramco increases its home ownership benefits for employees.
From the Dec. 19, 1973 Sun and Flare
Sulayman Dabit, pictured on the right, explains policy and administration changes in the Aramco Home Ownership program to Aramco division and unit heads at a meeting held in the Oil Exhibit Theater.
Among the policy changes, where became effective Jan. 1, 1974, were an increase in the maximum loan amount available to eligible employees, as well as an increase in the company subsidy on purchased lots from 20% to 50%.
Regarding administration, a much greater emphasis was then placed on counseling and on expediting home loan applications.
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