General Housing Allowance
Low-income households are eligible to receive General Housing Allowance towards the costs of living in a home which is used year-round. The housing allowance can be provided either for the entire home or for a part of it (for example, if another part is rented out). Housing allowance is not available for holiday homes.
The eligibility for and the amount of the allowance depends on
- the number of persons in the household
- the size of the home
- the location, building year and heating system of the home
- the household's monthly income before taxes
- and the household's assets.