Affordable housing is in short supply. This is especially true for single parents, senior citizens, people with disabilities and those with low incomes. With the "Rastatt Model", which was adopted by the municipal council in 2021, the city of Rastatt has already taken an important step to create social housing in new buildings. The principle: The city subsidizes privately financed, barrier-free new apartments. In return, the investor grants the city a right of proposal for the occupancy of the apartment. The provider of the housing also ensures that the rent does not exceed the costs of accommodation recognized by social benefit agencies.
Service point housing
The city of Rastatt also supports home and apartment owners in their search for suitable tenants and mediates between housing providers and apartment seekers. To this end, the city has set up a housing service center. On the one hand, the service office addresses owners of unused existing properties. On the other hand, it arranges housing for disadvantaged persons. In its work, the service center relies on the support of volunteers who act as guides and mentors.
The contact for the housing service center is the customer department for youth development and social work, which can be reached by phone on 07222 972-9111.
Social housing in Rastatt
Those who cannot afford the rents of apartments offered on the private market receive assistance from the city in finding a low-priced social rental apartment. The prerequisite is that the income does not exceed certain limits and a certificate of eligibility for housing is available. The customer service department for housing and building management is responsible for this: 07222 972-5700
Who receives a certificate of eligibility for housing from the city of Rastatt?
The certificate of eligibility for housing receives:
- Who lives in Rastatt and is also registered here with the main residence.
- Those who do not yet live in Rastatt but already have a written commitment for a subsidized rental apartment.
- Anyone who already lives in a subsidized rental apartment and wants to move to another subsidized rental apartment in Rastatt (also within the same building).
What is the income limit (gross)?
The certificate of eligibility for housing has been issued. What happens now?
The application for a municipal apartment must be submitted to the Housing and Building Management customer department, along with the certificate of eligibility for housing and all required application documents.
How many social housing units does the city have?
What does Servicestelle Wohnen offer landlords?
The Housing Service Agency supports landlords and offers them security. For example, it subsidizes renovations or repairs and provides a rent default guarantee. The Service Agency also supports landlords in their search for suitable tenants, accompanies landlords and tenants for as long as the tenancy exists and provides assistance in the event of difficulties.