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The rent subsidy granted by the Ministry of Housing helps low-income families to rent decent accommodation.
The amount of the monthly aid is based on income and composition of the domestic community.
The eTracking function for hardcopy (paper) forms is a feature of this process. This option allows users to track the progress of administrative procedures by email and/or by SMS.
You may qualify for a rent subsidy if you are a person of legal age and are legally resident in Luxembourg, and:
The dwelling must be your principal and permanent place of residence. You must live and be registered there.
To qualify for the aid, the dwelling being rented must:
In addition, as an applicant (a single person or several people living together in the same home) you must meet the following criteria:
The application may be filed at any time of the year.
If you wish to benefit from this aid, you must submit your application to the Single point of contact for housing assistance (Guichet unique des aides au logement) of the Ministry of Housing using a specific form (see 'Forms / Online services').
The completed and signed form can be submitted to the Single point of contact for housing assistance:
Note: applications submitted electronically must receive confirmation.
The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:
Please note: you must provide all the information and documents that the Housing Aid Service deems necessary to process your application.
The income to be taken into account is:
If the income to be taken into account is from an occupation that you did not carry out throughout the calendar year in question, the income shown is extrapolated over the year.
The household income which is used as the basis for the calculation is the sum of:
The income of all the people who live with you in the rented accommodation and who are declared there (for example: your parents, children or any other person) are taken into account.
Maintenance payments made are deducted from the income used as the basis for calculation.
Social benefits are not taken into account in the household's income, such as:
Note: the above list is indicative only. The legal and regulatory provisions prevail.
In the event of a positive response, the subsidy is granted from the date the application was submitted, provided all the conditions were met at that time.
Applications are automatically reviewed every 12 months from the date on which the aid was granted by the Single point of contact for housing assistance.
If the conditions for continued subsidisation are met, the amount of the rent subsidy is reassessed on the basis of the new information. The reassessed aid is granted from the month of the review.
If, during this review, it is found that you have received undue financial aid, you must repay the aid received within one year. You cannot receive a new rent subsidy for another dwelling until you have repaid the unduly received aid.
If you are the subsidy receiver and you have decided to leave the rented accommodation, a new application for rent subsidy can be made by the person remaining in the dwelling if said person wishes to continue receiving the aid.
The financial aid is denied or discontinued if:
The rent subsidy is calculated using the formula provided for by law. The amount of the monthly subsidy varies according to the composition and income of the domestic community.
The composition of the domestic community taken into account is that which exists on the date from which the monthly aid is granted.
The rent subsidy is paid monthly.
You must repay the aid if: