Apply for a declaration of urgency
In case of an emergency, you can apply for a declaration of urgency (urgentieverklaring). With this declaration, you will get a one-time offer for social housing.
Examples of emergency situations
- Calamity or fire
Your house is uninhabitable for at least 4 months.
- Serious medical problem
You urgently have to move to another independent home.
- Serious threat
You need to have filed a police report that proves you can’t stay in your house any longer.
You and your children have no home. You must have claimed your house before a court of law and this claim was rejected.
If you and your children are to be evicted because you can’t pay housing costs due to circumstances beyond your control.
Conditions for a declaration of urgency:
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You have the Dutch nationality, a EU passport or document of the EU or the EER (European Economic Space), or a residence permit.
- At the time of application, you must be registered as a resident in Amsterdam for at least 4 years.
- Your taxable annual income is less than € 44,035 for a one-person household, or € 48,625 for a household of more people (criteria 2023).
- You are able to live independently and you are not living in a healthcare facility.
- You have no problematic debts.
- In case of an eviction: you already applied for municipal support and receive support for the cost of living.
- Maximum points at a housing corporation (WoningNet):
Household up to 3 persons: less than 13 waiting points
Household of at least 4 persons: less than 15 waiting points.
If your application for a declaration for urgency got rejected you can go into appeal. Matpanozer advocatuur can help you with this appeal. Feel free to call us for more information.