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The City of Reykjavík Service Centres receive applications for Félagsbústaðir's rental housing. Applications can be made at the service centres of Reykjavík’s Welfare Department

In order to be able to apply for rental housing, the person in question needs e.g.:

  • to be 18 years of age on the date of application or 67 years of age if applying for a residential home for the elderly.
  • to have been domiciled in Reykjavík for the last 12 months before the application is received.
  • to be below certain asset and income limits or have a confirmed disability diagnosis or need for services.
  • If the applicant has a temporary residence permit, it is a condition that the validity
    of the residence permit is for a minimum of 12 months.

Applications are evaluated according to certain assessment criteria defined in the City of Reykjavík's rules on social rental housing. If the applicant meets the conditions, applications are ranked in order of priority based on the professional assessment of the consultant and the allocation team, as well as the result of the grading according to the assessment criteria. 

In prioritizing applications for housing for the disabled and applications for housing for the homeless with extensive and complex service needs, the applicant’s service needs are taken into account when assessing which housing is suitable for the applicant.

Here you can find links to the applications for social housing from the Reykjavík City Welfare Department.