The work on the renewal of family houses damaged in the past war is mostly completed. The reconstruction work is under way for the remaining family houses, mostly for returnees of Serb nationality. The reconstruction effort is managed by the Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Construction, and assisted through the CARDS program initiated by the European Union. This work covers ... [Show full abstract] reconstruction of houses in all Dalmatian counties stricken by war, but mostly in Šibenik-Knin and Zadar counties. Family houses are also reconstructed in the Lika-Senj and Karlovac counties. The reconstruction procedure has been worked out in full detail so that all participants included in the construction work, i.e. designers, supervisors and contractors, are well aware of their individual responsibilities. More than a thousand houses are to be reconstructed by the end of 2003, out of which about one third via the funds raised through the CARDS program.