Income limits for general housing allowance
Because housing allowance is for those on a low income, there are income limits. If a household’s income before taxes is higher than this limit, no housing allowance is available. A typically comprises the persons sharing living quarters.
General housing allowance reduced in 2024, will no longer be available for owner-occupied homes starting in 2025
Parliament has approved cuts to the general housing allowance, which will reduce the rates of the allowance in 2024. Most of the changes to the general housing allowance will take effect on 1 April 2024. The changes will be applied to general housing allowances currently in payment the nexttime they are reviewed. General housing allowance will also no longer be available for owner-occupied housing as from 1 January 2025.
Examples of income limits for the general housing allowance in different municipalities
The examples below show the income limits for general housing allowance which apply to households with up to 5 persons. If there are more than 5 persons in your household, the income limits applicable to your household will be higher than those shown in the examples. For more information specific to your situation, use the se an (in Finnish) for general housing allowance.