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

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(+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

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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.

Composition of the household (minimum) 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 adult child
Or Household with 1 child (minor) who is present more than 50% of the time
Or Household with 1 child (minor) who is present 50% of the time
Household with 2 or 3 children (minors) who are present less than 50% of the time
2 bedroom apartment

Household with 2 adult children
Or Household with 2 children (minors) who are present more than 50% of the time
Or Household with 2 children (minors) who are present 50% of the time
Or Household with 4 children (minors) who are present less than 50% of the time
Household with 1 adult child and 1 minor child present more than 50% of the time or 50% of the time
or 1 adult child and at least 2 minor children present less than 50% of the time

Household with 1 minor child present more than 50% of the time and 1 minor child present 50% of the time
Household with 1 minor child present more than 50% of the time and at least 2 minor children present less than 50% of the time

Household with 1 minor child present 50% of the time and at least 2 minor children present less than 50% of the time

3 bedroom apartment
Household with 3 adult and/or minor children present at least 50% of the time 4 bedroom apartment

1

Obtaining and completing the form

The next call for applications will open on 10 January 2022 and close on 4 February 2022.

This call will be for the Testimonio II building, as well as miscellaneous restored apartments.

 

2

Collating the documents

It should be noted that due to the introduction of the new service, no supporting documents submitted as part of a previous application can be considered. Applicants will need to complete the application in full.

For procedural purposes, applications submitted using the form will need to be collated again according to the same principle.

It is vital that you provide all supporting documents relating to your family circumstances, rental position and financial status, depending on your situation and that of your household.

You must declare any other situation not included on the following list and provide appropriate supporting documentation

 

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.

For this specific call for applications, the reference period for all income is 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

For individuals engaged in the following occupations: business owners, licensed professionals, craftsperson, taxi drivers, traders, managers, general or limited partners or owners of shares in companies, the reference period may be the most recent closed operating year.

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 for the previous financial year ( Download file Annexe 3 - Attestation bancaire Annexe 3 - Attestation bancaire ) 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
  • If a bank account has been opened or closed during the previous financial year, declaration(s) from the bank(s) noting the date on which the account(s) was/were opened or closed
  • A statement of ownership or a declaration of non-ownership issued by the Nice Property Tax Centre (CDIF) dated within the last three months ( Download file Demande de Relevé de propriété - CDIF de Nice Demande de Relevé de propriété - CDIF de Nice ), whether or not the applicant (or any other adult in his or her household) is a property owner

Business owners, licensed professionals, craftsperson, taxi, traders, managers, general or limited partners or owners of shares in companies

  • Sworn accounts for the last financial year, by activity, and/or accounting statements and/or earnings declaration(s) submitted to the Department of Tax Services
  • If the statement has been drawn up by an accountant, a declaration from the latter stating the income received for the activity during the same period
  • Sworn declaration stating the amount of income received during the abovementioned period, based on the model provided by the Housing Department, by activity ( Download file Annexe 1 - Attestation sur l'honneur professions non salariées Annexe 1 - Attestation sur l'honneur professions non salariées )
  • Articles of association or any other supporting document relating to the activity (extract from the Trade and Industry Registry, receipt for Monegasque declaration, ministerial authorisation, etc.)

 

These documents must be supplied for each activity and must relate to the most recent closed financial year. Estimated accounts for new activities cannot be considered, and nor can draft documents.

 

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

Salaried employees

  • Declaration(s) stating the total amount of net salaries, including all bonuses, issued by the relevant employer(s)
  • In the case of new activity:  a declaration mentioning your net monthly salary and any bonuses
  • Declaration(s) provided by the Social Security Funds (Monaco or France) stating the amount of daily payments, maternity/paternity payments, etc., or a declaration stating that no such payments have been received
  • Declaration(s) from the Paid Holiday Fund for the Construction and Public Works Industry

Civil servants and other Government officials

  • A declaration stating the total amount of net salaries, including all bonuses (see the procedure: How to request proof of income from the Department of Budget and Treasury  for civil servants and Government officials)
  • In the case of new activity: a declaration mentioning your net monthly salary and any bonuses, a copy of the last payslip
  • A certificate stating the amount of the end of year allowance, provided by the the State Medical Benefits Office
  • Contribution(s) to civil retirement pensions (relevant to those seconded from the French Government)

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 payslip mentioning that you have ceased work
  • A declaration relating to public assistance paid by the Department of Employment
  • A declaration stating the amount of social unemployment allowance paid by the Department of Social Welfare and Social Services

Retirees

  • Declaration(s) stating the amount of pension received from each paying organisation (including a spouse allowance or special payments)
  • Declaration(s) stating the amount of surviving spouse’s pension received from each paying organisation (including one-time payments)
  • A declaration from the State Medical Benefits Office (SPME) stating the amount of the end-of-year allowance or a declaration that no such payment has been made (for retired Government or Commune employees)
  • Proof of entitlement

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
  • A copy of a current student ID card

People who receive an allowance from the Monaco Town Hall or from the Department of Social Welfare and Social Services

  • Declaration(s) stating the amount of the allowance or social payments
  • Proof of entitlement, if relevant

People who receive an annuity

  • A declaration stating the amount received during the period in question

People who are taxable

  • A full copy of your latest income tax notice

Persons liable for tax

  • Sworn statement of non-liability for tax

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

  • A statement of ownership or a certificate of non-ownership issued by the Nice Property Tax Centre (CDIF) dated within the last three months. This is mandatory for all adults in the household, whether or not they own property ( Download file Demande de Relevé de propriété - CDIF de Nice Demande de Relevé de propriété - CDIF de Nice )
  • Notarised declaration of ownership
  • Complete property tax statement
  • 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.
  • For rented properties (wherever the property is situated):
    • All documents relating to the amount of rent collected
    • Most recent complete tax notice
  • For non-rented properties in the Principality and/or situated in the Municipalities mentioned in the Ministerial Decree:
    • Complete housing tax statement
  • For non-inhabitable properties:
    • Declaration issued by the commune stating that the property is not inhabitable by day or by night

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

 

Collating the other documents

For all the members of the household:

  • A certificate of nationality (for each member of the household)
  • For people who are not Monegasque, a copy of their valid residence permit (double sided)
  • A valid copy of the Monegasque identity card (double sided) for each member of the household

 

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

For people who are married and/or have children

  • Copy of the family record booklet

For people who have entered into a cohabitation agreement or civil solidarity pact

  • Copy of the cohabitation agreement or civil solidarity pact

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
  •  A copy of family record booklet, when the wedding has already been celebrated

In the case of an expected or recent birth

  • A copy of the declaration of pregnancy (prenatal medical examination report) sent to the health authority
  • A birth certificate following the birth
  • A copy of family record booklet following the birth
  • A certificate of nationality following the birth

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
  • Copy of the agreement governing the outcome of a divorce, signed by both parties
  • Separate residence order
  • Petition for divorce submitted to the Court of First Instance
  • If required, a copy of the order issued by the guardianship judge and any appeals, depending on the situation
  • 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, of the sums to be deducted or in addition to income depending on the situation
  • In the event of non-payment or non-receipt of contributions, a sworn statement signed by both parents confirming this situation
  • In the event of non-payment or non-receipt of maintenance, a sworn statement signed by both parties confirming this situation
  • 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 or holders of a right-to-buy contract (contrat habitation-capitalisation)

  • 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
  • Copy of the most recent rent receipt which details the amount of rent, service charges and parking charges, if applicable
  • For holders of a right-to-buy contract (CHC) : a copy of the most recent receipt for service charges

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

  • A medical certificate issued by a specialist doctor in accordance with current legislation in the Principality, dated within the last three months

For anyone in receipt of housing assistance from an organisation other than the Housing Department

  • A supporting document from the organisation (other than the Housing Department) stating the amount paid during the reference period

For people who receive or are eligible for family benefits

  • Declaration(s) from each paying organisation (State Medical Benefits Office, Social Services Compensation Fund or France), depending on the situation, stating the amount of family benefits during the reference period
  • Declaration(s) stating that no benefits have been received from these organisations, depending on your membership

For people seeking housing on return to the Principality

  • Proof of your return to the Principality (school enrolment, registration with the Employment Office, employment contract, etc.)

3

Submitting the application

 

By using the online service  to apply for state-owned housing in Monaco. To access this online service, you should log in with your account MonGuichet.mc. 

For further information go to the factsheet: Se connecter à un téléservice Particulier avec MonGuichet.mc  (available in English soon)

The call for applications will run from 10 January 2022 until 5 pm on 4 February 2022.

Your application must be duly completed within the timeframe indicated for the call for applications, otherwise it will not be accepted.

The Housing Department reserves the right to visit your current home and/or to request additional supporting documents.

In all cases, you will be sent an email acknowledgement that the application has been registered.

The form is available from the Housing Department.

The form can be sent to you by post. Simply contact the Department’s Secretarial Office to request one (98.98.80.08 or 98.98.44.80). Opening hours are from 9.30 am to 5 pm.

The call for applications will run from 10 January 2022 until 5 pm on 4 February 2022.

Your application must be duly completed within the timeframe indicated for the call for applications, otherwise it will not be accepted.

The Housing Department reserves the right to visit your current home and/or to request additional supporting documents.

In all cases, you will be sent an email acknowledgement that the application has been registered.

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 6 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:

Return the letter addressed to the Housing Department within 6 days. After this deadline, the accommodation will be considered vacant and offered to another applicant.

 

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: 11/01/2022

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