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Municipality of Amsterdam: applying for an affordable housing permit

Are you going to rent subsidised housing in the municipality of Amsterdam? If so, you will need a huisvestingsvergunning (affordable housing permit) in the following situations:

  • the basic rent of the housing is no more than €€ 763.47 per month.
  • If you are going to live in a house that has a basic rent of up to €1,068.83 because of leasehold conditions, private agreements or a zoning plan.

To be eligible for an affordable housing permit, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be 18 or older.
  • You have Dutch citizenship, a valid passport from the European Union (EU)European Economic Area (EEA) or a valid verblijfsvergunning (residence permit).
  • The housing has at least 61 square metres of usable floor area per person.
  • The taxable annual income of your household is € 45,014 or less.
  • Is the basic rent of the housing € 763.47 or less? If so, the combined income of your household may not exceed € 64,407.

The online form shows you what you need for your application.

You can arrange this via the Woningnet digital application portal.

An affordable housing permit costs € 66.50.

If the application is complete, you will find out within 8 weeks whether you will be granted an affordable housing permit. What happens if the application is incomplete? The municipality will contact you.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Amsterdam

Last updated on 11 December 2023