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Can anyone tell me the procedure or qualifications for getting subsidized housing. I found one thread on this forum, but it seems to be outdated.

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Re: subsidized housing

Here is the link for subsidized housing in Zürich.

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/fd/de/in..._familien.html

But from the information on there, there is a long waiting list,
and here are the requirements:

- Swiss citizen or Permit C holder
- at least 3 children under 18
- 2 years residence in Zurich
- Taxable income under Fr. 63,000
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Re: subsidized housing

I would be nice if the OP told us where she lived. None of can tell her how to get subsidized housing in Dubai... Having looked at her history I'm guessing Geneva or Vaud. But who knows.

Have you tried the appropriate cantonal website yet? Usually you can find everything you need there.
Here the link for canton Geneva. You'll find the calculator on there.
http://www.geneve.ch/logement/welcome.asp
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Re: subsidized housing

oops ... sorry I did not realize I had not updated my location .... I am in Geneva ... I only have a B permit so I don't think I qualify. Will look into my cantonal website.
Thank-you for the information.
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oops ... sorry I did not realize I had not updated my location .... I am in Geneva ... I only have a B permit so I don't think I qualify. Will look into my cantonal website.
Thank-you for the information.
Go to the link I posted, well, more directly, go here:
http://www.geneve.ch/logement/acces-...subventionnes/
They have the criteria listed there.

I've only got through it quickly, but it doesn't mention permits at all.
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Re: subsidized housing

hi Mobeen, you might want to check out what is called Genossenschaft housing in German (not sure of the French term--might be Cooperative d'Habitation). Geneva has this type of housing for lower-income families who qualify, though I understand the market is as tight as it is in Zurich.

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Can anyone tell me the procedure or qualifications for getting subsidized housing. I found one thread on this forum, but it seems to be outdated.

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Re: subsidized housing

Thank-you for the information.
Unfortunately I have been in Geneva for only one year and have been made redundant by my employer. I am in the process of looking for another job, but am researching how feasible it will be to stay in Geneva on unemployment benefits if I am unable to find a job.
My current rent is 4500 chf which does not make it feasible to stay in Geneva on uemployment benefits. I know I am elgibile for 8000chf per month since I have children. I guess the best option will be to look for an apartment with lower rent.
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Re: subsidized housing

where are your savings? I only ask because you pay 4500/month for rent, eligible for 8K/mth unemployment benefits yet ask about subsidized housing which is often reserved for people who are struggling
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Re: subsidized housing

4500 rent + 1500 health insurance =6000chf minimum expenses per month

That would leave me with 2000chf per month (or less after taxes) for food and other expenses with 3 children.
I did not expect to be elgibile for unemployment benefits, since I have only worked in Geneva for 1 year. However I am elgibile for unemployment benefits and it is a pretty sizable sum of money per month.
Yes, subsidized housing is a benefit reserved for people who are struggling. Fortunately I am not in a position where I am struggling. I am being wise and researching all the different options available to me in case I am unemployed for a prolonged period of time.
Hopefully individuals who are struggling financially will be able to use the information from this thread.
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I guess the best option will be to look for an apartment with lower rent.
Yeah i guess that would be a good start.
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