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Socialisation of rents

Socialisation of rents
Housing Harenberg 3 at Haren

The second phase of the project to socialise rents will start in January 2024. An important measure for the City of Brussels, that wants to fight the growing housing crisis.

The City is looking for solutions to help its most vulnerable citizens keep their housing costs feasible. For many families in Brussels, these costs take the biggest bite out of their spending budgets. Concrete measures are therefore being taken, including a housing construction policy by the City itself.

Expanding the socialisation of rents

With yet another measure (from 2024), which the Property Management Agency (Régie Foncière) supports, the City will expand socialisation of rents even further for tenants of municipal housing and who meet the conditions and are registered on the waiting list for social housing but do not yet live in it. 

This measure will have a significant impact on beneficiary rents. For example, a tenant paying 900 euros in rent every month could save up to 400 euros per month thanks to this policy. Thus, the financial burden for families decreases significantly. 

The Region pays the difference between the social rent and the municipal rent to the Property Management Agency and the CPAS (Public Welfare Centre). This action is already running, and from 1 January the 2nd phase will start. This is intended for any new applicant who qualifies for social housing.

Public meetings

Public meetings are being organised to present the socialisation of rents:

10 January 2024

  • From 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Bockstael Community Centre: Rue de la Comtesse de Flandre 4 - 1020 Laeken

11 January 2024 

  • From 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Fontainas sports hall: Rue des Six-Jetons 20 - 1000 Brussels

12 January 2024

  • From 6 pm to 8 pm
  • North Pole Centre: Chaussée d'Anvers 208 - 1000 Brussels
Created on 04/12/2023 (Modified on 13/06/2024)