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Dutch social housing and housing benefit

What are the conditions to qualify for social housing?

Please note that conditions may change from one year to another but here you have the main ones:

  • There is a maximum gross income a year that you can have
  • Sociale-huurwoning refers to houses with a lower rent than private housing. The rent is around maximum 710 euro (but often lower) but it changes every year
  • You need to register at a housing corporation

Find more information at the Government’s website version in English: www.government.nl/topics/housing/rented-housing.

However, if you are looking into the maximums for the current year, check the Dutch version since it is updated more often: www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/huurwoning/vraag-en-antwoord/sociale-huurwoning-voorwaarden.

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