When applying for and calculating the rent subsidy and allowance, the rent may not exceed a certain maximum rent. We index the maximum rent on January 1 each year. However, due to the exceptionally high inflation, it is recommended to implement an additional indicator. In this way, we also meet the premiums and subsidies that have been put on hold due to the “too high rent” of the house,” explains Debebele.
Anyone waiting for social housing or being evicted due to circumstances can rely on the rent premium or rent subsidy in Flanders. In the current calculation of these allowances, the rent may not exceed the maximum rent. The maximum rental rate is indexed annually on January 1 based on the health index of the preceding month.
“Due to exceptionally high inflation, many payable parties are at risk of losing rental allowance because our January 1 index is already obsolete. In recent months, Woenen-Flanden has seen leakage among rights holders. So we have to adjust that. This is why we We add additional indicators to counteract rising rents,” says Diabenael. The decision will take effect on July 1, 2022.
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