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Applying for an affordable housing permit

Do you want to rent affordable, social housing? In some municipalities you need anaffordable housing permit (huisvestingsvergunning) for this. Check with your municipality whether this applies in your municipality. If necessary, apply to your municipality for the affordable housing permit.

Are you going to rent social housing from a housing corporation (woningbouwcorporatie)? Then in many municipalities you do not need an affordable housing permit, but in some you do. Check with your municipality.

The eligibility conditions for an affordable housing permit differ depending on the municipality. Eligibility criteria may stipulate that:

  • you work or study in the municipality or region;
  • you already live (or have lived) in the municipality or region;
  • the property matches your income and the size of your family.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Housing permit

The municipality determines whether you need a housing permit. If you want to live in a room, houseboat or in a caravan, you do not need a housing permit. The housing ordinance states which rules apply to a housing permit. You can request the housing ordinance from the municipality.

In order to obtain a housing permit, you must meet certain conditions, such as:

  • You must work or study in the municipality or region.
  • You must already live (or have lived) in the municipality or region.
  • The house must match your income and composition of your household.

Applying online via DigiD

  • fill in the application form;
  • log in using your DigiD;
  • add all attachments;
  • pay via iDEAL.

You pay a fee for this service. For more information, contact the municipality.

If the municipality rejects your application, you can object within 6 weeks.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Krimpenerwaard

Visiting address

Dorpsplein 8

2821AS Stolwijk

Opening hours
8.30 - 17.00
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17.00 - 20.00
8.30 - 17.00
Last updated on 26 September 2022