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Social housing: share your experience!

What are the criteria that your city or region follows to decide who is eligible to social housing?

Social housing in Sweden

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Sweden has no social housing, but public rental housing. 3 out of 10 million Swedes live in rental housing. More than half of rental housing is publicly owned, usually by a municipally owned public housing company. (source: https://www.sabo.se/).

While there is no "social" housing, there is housing allowance available depending on certain criteria (source: https://www.forsakringskassan.se/), including:
- families with children and low incomes
- young people (<29y) without children with low income
- unemployment or on long-term sickleave
- people with disabilities
- above 65 and low pension

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