Housing Promotion of general rental housing Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

As the promoter of a new building of rental apartments in urban areas with the rent levels 3-6 and a municipal housing supply concept, in the case of modernization measures or extension and conversion as well as extension in assisted areas or replacement construction measures in connection with Demolition measures can be granted to you with in the context of social housing support.

Documents may be required. Please contact the appropriate body.

Application forms and further information can be obtained from the relevant body or NBank.

Related Links

  • Kundenportal der NBank -Technische Unterstützung und allgemeine Fragen zu Förderprogrammen
  • Informationen zur Mietwohnraumförderung vom Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie, Bauen und Klimaschutz


  • The subsidized apartment may only be rented for 20 years to tenants who present a certificate of residence permit and whose income does not exceed certain income limits.
  • The size of the apartment must be appropriate to the size of the tenant's household.
  • Minimum in own output: should be 25% of the total cost, but at least 15%.
  • In the case of the energy-efficient modernization of rental housing, which has been completed by 01.01.1995.

Who can receive funding?

Natural and legal persons under public and private law as well as partnerships.

What can be promoted:

  • New construction in urban areas
  • Modernisation measures and the extension and conversion as well as the expansion in assisted areas
  • Replacement construction measures in connection with demolition measures
  • energy modernization

There is no legal right to support.


Assisted areas are formally defined redevelopment areas, especially in districts with special development needs, areas in which preparatory investigations have been initiated in accordance with Section 141 of the BauGB, conservation areas in accordance with Section 172 (1) sentence 1 no. 1 BauGB, previous Accommodation areas for the homeless as well as areas with a municipal housing supply concept or urban development concept.

Replacement construction measures in connection with the demolition or partial dismantling of uneconomical rental residential buildings in areas with a housing supply concept are eligible. This is the case, for example, in connection with the restructuring of highly condensed housing estates and solitary high-rise buildings of the 1960s and 1970s.

  • § 141 Baugesetzbuch (BauGB)
  • § 172 Absatz 1 Satz 1 Nr. 1 Baugesetzbuch (BauGB)

Related Links

  • § 2 Niedersächsisches Wohnraumfördergesetz (NWoFG)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

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