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Procedure How to apply for state-owned housing in Monaco

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Direction de l’Habitat

10 bis, quai Antoine 1er
BP 631
MC 98013 MONACO CEDEX

State Sector residential property :
(+377) 98 98 80 08
(+377) 98 98 44 80

Fax : (+377) 98 98 20 06

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Direction de l’Habitat

10 bis, quai Antoine 1er
BP 631
MC 98013 MONACO CEDEX

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 80 08

Fax : (+377) 98 98 20 06

Lignes générales téléphoniques :
Aides au Logement : (+377) 98 98 44 79
Secteur Domanial : (+377) 98 98 44 80
Secteur Protégé : (+377) 98 98 44 81

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Principle and conditions

State-owned housing, i.e. relating to the State Property Authority (AD), is allocated to Monegasque households according to their normal needs. Priority for allocation is based on a points system, set by Ministerial Decree.

Applications for State-owned housing can only be made in the context of a call for applications after a State-owned property has been made available.

Composition of the household Normal Needs
Couple or single person in the absence of recurring revenue Exclusion
Couple or Single person with regular income Studio or 1 bedroom apartment
Household with 1 child present 
Household with 1 child (minor) who is present at least 50% of the time
Household with 2 or 3 visiting children (minors)
2 bedroom apartment
Household with 2 children present
Household with 1 child present and 1 child (minor) who is present at least 50% of the time
Household with 1 child present and 2 visiting children (minors)
Household with 2 child (minor) who are present at least 50% of the time
Household with 1 child who is present at least 50% of the time and at least 2 visiting children (minors)
Household with at least 4 visiting children (minors)
3 bedroom apartment
Household with 3 children present 4 bedroom apartment

1

Obtaining and completing the form

To get this file you can, when a call for applications is issued:

 

A call for applications is being made from 24 October to 18 November 2016 for available accommodation in 2016.

The application form will be available during the above-mentioned period.

You can find the administrative communication distributed for this purpose here .

2

Collating the documents

Applicants who have recently submitted a housing application are not required to provide proof of their family situation, as long as no change in their family situation has occurred in the meantime.

It is essential to send all the documents giving proof of your family situation, rental circumstances and financial status in accordance with the list attached to the request form.

You must also declare any situation that is not included on the list of documents to be provided.

 

Collating the documents relating to the household income

Information on income received by each member of the household (including students) must be provided.

Proof of income generally relate to the 12 months preceding the call for application, and must be provided by the income provider in the form of an annual statement.

PROOF MUST ALSO BE PROVIDED OF ANY NON-REMUNERATED PERIODS.

For all adult members of the household:

  • Proof of income from securities and movable assets (a declaration from the Management of the establishment following the model provided), which is established by the bank(s) where you hold accounts. This income includes interest on deposit or savings accounts, proceeds from bonds, dividends on shares, income from life insurance policies, the total amount from transfers and gains from securities, etc
    Even in the absence of such income, banks will produce the declaration requested, which is essential for examining applications.

Liberal professions, artisans, taxi operators, traders, managers, general or limited partners or owners of shares in companies

  • Sworn accounts for the last fiscal year – by activity – which must be accompanied by a sworn declaration stating the amount of income received during the abovementioned period, based on the model provided by the Housing Department
  • If this is not available, a copy of the articles of association of the Company must be provided

 

It is pointed out that operating statement forecasts cannot be taken into account in the case of new business activity.

Salaried employees

  • A declaration stating the total amount of net salaries, including all bonuses
  • In the case of new activity:  a declaration mentioning your net monthly salary and any bonuses
  • A declaration provided by the Social Security Funds (Monaco or France) stating the amount of daily payments, maternity/paternity payments, etc., or a declaration that you do not receive Social Security payments
  • A declaration provided by the Social Security Funds (Monaco or France) stating the amount of any social benefits received (prenatal, family, special payments for education/Christmas, etc.)

Civil servants and other Government officials

The unemployed

  • A copy of the notification stating that you receive the unemployment benefit
  • A copy of your social security statements
  • A copy of your latest pay slip mentioning that you have ceased work

Retirees

  • A declaration stating the amount of any Monegasque pensions (including a spouse allowance or special payments)
  • A declaration stating the amount of French retirement pension (the declaration used for the last French tax declaration is permitted)
  • A declaration provided by the Social Security Funds (Monaco or France) stating the amount of any social benefits received (prenatal, family, special payments for education/Christmas, etc.) 

Students receiving grants (If head of the household and/or a person living in the household as married or cohabiting)

  • A declaration of the amount paid for the current university year

People who receive an allowance from the Monaco Town Hall

  • A declaration stating the amount of the allowance or social payments (State old age pension, special retirement allowance, etc.)

People who receive an allowance from the Social Protection Unit (DASS)

  • A declaration stating the amount of the social allowances (single parents or non-working parents, special allowances for people with disabilities – children or adults)

People who receive an annuity

  • A declaration stating the amount received

People who are taxable in France

  • A full copy of your latest income tax notice

Owners of one or several properties in Monaco or abroad, whatever their legal form

  • For rented properties (wherever the property is situated):
    • All documents relating to the amount of rent collected
  • For rented properties in the Principality and/or situated in the Municipalities mentioned in the Ministerial Decree:
    • All supporting documents relating to the property (deed of ownership, ownership tax and most recent income tax demand, if relevant)
  • For properties not rented in the Principality and/or situated in the Municipalities mentioned in the Ministerial Decree:
    • All supporting documents relating to the property (deed of ownership, ownership tax and most recent income tax demand)
  • In the case of properties held via an S.C.I. [Non-trading real estate company], copies of the Articles of Association of the S.C.I.

People who have sold a property situated in the Principality or abroad (for less than one year)

  • Proof of this sale

For persons who have had no paid employment for the whole of the period in question

  • A sworn declaration giving details of your absence during periods not worked

 

Collating the other documents

It is recalled that supporting documents relating to civil status are not required for applicants who have submitted an application for a property transaction immediately beforehand, if no change in their family situation has occurred in the intervening period.

As concerns the current call for applicants, the previous transaction concerns the "Commission 2016"

For all the members of the household:

  • A certificate of nationality or for non-Monegasques (for each member of the household), or for people who are not Monegasque, a copy of their valide residence permit (double sided). If applicable, a copy of the Monegasque identity card for people accommodated and declared at the residence of the applicant
  • For children, a copy of their valid ID card (double sided), a copy of the  family record booklet or a birth certificate
  • A complete copy of the divorce (or separation) ruling, of the agreement relating to the consequences of the divorce and any subsequent rulings

 

Other supporting documents may be requested when the application is being considered.

Members of the household who attend school or are students

  • A declaration of education or a copy of a student's card relating to the current school or university year, or, if applicable, a receipt for enrolment for the next school year

In the case of a marriage that has been announced or celebrated recently

  • A copy of the publication of the banns, showing the date of the wedding
  • A copy of the marriage certificate, when the wedding has already been celebrated

In the case of an expected or recent birth

  • A medical certificate of pregnancy stating the date of birth and the birth certificate, once the birth has taken place

In the case of a divorce or separation

  • A complete copy of the divorce ruling (or proof of separation) and any later rulings, if relevant
  • Proof mentioning the amount of the contributory share towards the education and maintenance of the child(ren) and/or the maintenance paid or received monthly, if relevant
  • In the case of separation of a household declared to be a cohabiting household in a previous application, you should provide documents certifying that this accommodation has ended. If this is not possible, you should provide a sworn statement

Tenants

  • A copy of the lease and any amendments, the last rent receipt mentioning the amount of the rent separately, plus rental charges and parking charges, if applicable

For anyone citing health problems linked to the current rental conditions (applicant, spouse or child(ren))

  • A medical certificate issued by a specialist doctor

3

Submitting the application

Your application must be duly completed and submitted to the Housing Department before the deadline shown in the call for applications, otherwise your application will not be considered.

The Housing Department reserves the right to visit your current accommodation and to ask for additional supporting documents.

In all cases, you will be sent confirmation of receipt.

4

Receiving a reply from the State Housing Commission

Following a meeting of the State Housing Commission, you will be sent a letter, stating either:

  • That your request has been accepted, followed by a subsequent letter stating the place and date for visiting the dwelling
  • That your application has been placed on a waiting list
  • That your request has been refused by the current Commission

5

Visiting the allocated apartment

During the visit, which will be the subject of a second letter stating the location of the apartment and the date of the appointment, you will be given a standard letter (three copies), so that you can indicate your acceptance, within eight days, or your refusal of the allocated apartment.

6

Stating your reply

If you accept:

  • Keep a copy of the standard letter for future administrative procedures (various contracts, etc.)
  • Send the second copy to the Housing Department
  • Return the third copy to the State Property Authority, who will contact you with regard to the usual formalities (inventory and signing the lease

 

In the case of a refusal:

Retournez sous huit jours le courrier destiné à la Direction de l’Habitat. Passé ce délai, le logement sera considéré comme vacant et proposé à un autre candidat.

 

How to renew a request for the allocation of State-owned housing

If you received a refusal from the previous Commission, you will receive a letter informing you of a new call for applications. Please note that refused applications will not automatically be reconsidered.

Last update: 23/10/2015

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