Housing Allowance

You may be entitled to an even more affordable rent! If you select our residences and meet the conditions, Rotterdam2Stay can take care of what is called Housing Allowance. This allows you to stay at the residence of your choice for a more affordable price.

Housing Allowance
If you rent a home in the Netherlands, there’s a good chance that you may be entitled to receive housing allowance. This is applicable to Dutch and international tenants, including expatriate workers and students. The housing allowance make your rent even more affordable, because you will receive a significant cost reduction from the Dutch government! Rotterdam2Stay is happy to take care of your housing allowance application in exchange for an application fee, provided that you meet the requirements and have successfully signed for a home at Rotterdam2Stay.

In this building, it's not possible to receive housing allowance under the age of 23.

What is housing allowance?

For individuals with a relatively low income, most rents are too high in relation to what they earn. On request, the Tax Services of the Dutch government provides these individuals with a housing allowance in order to make these homes more affordable. Particularly students fall into a lower income group, which is why students are definitely eligible to receive housing allowance.

It is important to note that there are a number of requirements that need to be met in order to receive the housing allowance. These requirements depend on:

  • Age
  • Income
  • Savings
  • Rent

The Tax Service Office is very strict when it comes to distributing the housing allowance, and if you are found to be receiving the wrong type of allowance, you will be required to pay all assistance back to the Tax Services. Please find details about the requirements here.

What we offer you
For only a one-time fee of €150,- or €19,- per month, Rotterdam2Stay will take care of the complete application for you. All you will have to do is upload the required documents in your Rotterdam2Stay account and we will take care of the rest! This service will be available on your personal Rotterdam2Stay account as soon as your contract has been approved.

Rotterdam2Stay makes sure to ask the right questions to determine whether or not you meet the conditions for housing allowance. Furthermore, we assist you in gathering the correct information and double-checking everything that you provide us with.

Handy Housing Allowance PDF files: