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A residence permit entitles you to purchase an occupancy-linked rental apartment. The issue of the residence permit ensures that an occupancy-linked dwelling benefits only those seeking housing for whom it has been subsidised with tax revenue. A person entitled to a residence on a subscription remains entitled to use for the duration of the lease, regardless of the development of his personal and economic circumstances. However, a significant improvement in income may result in an obligation to pay the misallocation levy. This will take advantage of the unjustified subsidy advantage in line with the performance of the persons concerned. The residence permit includes an appropriate apartment size taking into account individual needs (e.g. disabled persons) and is valid in Hesse for one year. Attention: In order to re-enter a subsidized rental apartment, a new application for a residence permit must be submitted.

Identity card or passport Proof of the income of all persons wishing to move into the home (e.g. last pay slip including proof of special allowances, last income tax assessment or income tax return, last income surplus account at the case of self-employed, evidence of income from capital assets or other income) birth certificates of the children if necessary Proof of maintenance benefits, if applicable Evidence of severe disability or need for care, if applicable


Depending on the offer of your city or municipality, an application form is available for download on the Internet.

Preconditions
A residence permit is granted to households whose eligible income is below the relevant income threshold. The income threshold depends on the number of persons belonging to the household. The income limits for receiving subsidized rented accommodation for low incomes are currently for a single-person household at EUR 15,572.00 per year, and for a two-person household at EUR 23,626.00 per year, plus EUR 5,370.00 per year for each additional person to be charged in the household. The income limit is increased by a further EUR 650.00 per year for each child who is a household. The family income is made up of the annual income of all family members belonging to the household. It is determined in a procedure specified in accordance with the Hessian Housing Promotion Act (HWoFG) and is close to net income. If the conditions are met, allowances (e.g. for single parents, severely disabled persons or young couples) may still be deducted from income.
In order to obtain a residence permit, you must submit an application in person or in writing to the competent authority. A personal consultation is recommended, as extensive documentation must be submitted with the application.

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Hessian Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Last update or date of publication
07.05.2021