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Last updated date:2020/6/4

Municipal housing

Municipal housing is housing provided to low income households who are struggling to find a place to live.
For those who would like to move into municipal housing, applications are open in April and October every year. Pamphlets providing details and application forms (in Japanese) are available during these application periods from Yokohama City Hall, ward offices and administrative service corners.
To move in to municipal housing, you need to have been living or working in Yokohama City for 6 months or more.
For more information, please pick up a pamphlet from one of the above locations or check the application guidelines on the City of Yokohama website (in Japanese).

Superior quality rental housing (subsidized housing)

- This is housing which is subsidized partially by the City of Yokohama and national government according to the income of households.
- There are three kinds of subsidized housing which falls under this category in Yokohama City: "Yokohama Livein," "Kosodate Livein" and "superior quality rental housing for the elderly."
- The individual applicant and people living with this person need to be registered in the Basic Resident Register.
Non-Japanese residents are also eligible to apply if they are registered.
- Applicants will be screened on the basis of their income, as well as other conditions.
- The place where you apply to move in to this housing differs depending on the type of housing.
- For more details, please contact the Housing Policy Division, Housing and Architecture Bureau (045-671-4121). (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
- Please read the following to find out more about each type of housing.

Yokohama Livein

- These are rental condominiums for families.

Kosodate Livein

- These are rental condominiums for families with a monthly household income of 214,000 yen or less who have children under the age of 18 years.
- Housing under this category is located within 20 minutes walking distance of hospitals and other such facilities children depend on.
- There are also child-rearing facilities within 1 km of housing under this category.

Superior quality rental housing for the elderly

- These are rental condominiums for people aged 60 years and above.
- Housing under this category incorporates the concept of Universal Design.
- The condominiums are equipped with an alarm system which notifies the relevant facility in the event the occupant falls over due to an illness, etc.

Comparison of different types of superior quality rental housing
 
 Family households with children under the age of 18 yearsFamily households with elderly persons aged 60 years or aboveSingle person households in which the occupant is an elderly person aged 60 years or aboveFamily households with no children under the age of 18 years or elderly persons aged 60 years or above
Yokohama LiveinHouseholds fitting this description are entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, they must meet the criteria in terms on level of income, etc.
Households fitting this description are entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, they must meet the criteria in terms on level of income, etc.

Households fitting this description may be entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, they cannot receive subsidized rent.

Households fitting this description are entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, they must meet the criteria in terms on level of income, etc.
Kosodate LiveinHouseholds fitting this description are entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, they must meet the criteria in terms on level of income, etc.
Households fitting this description are entitled to live in housing under this category if they contain children or grandchildren under the age of 18 years.
However, they must meet the criteria in terms of level of income, etc.
Households fitting this description are not entitled to live in housing under this category.Households fitting this description are not entitled to live in housing under this category.
Superior quality rental housing for the elderly

In principle, households fitting this description are not entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, in some cases they may be entitled if the household comprises solely of persons aged 60 years or above and children under the age of 18 years.

Households fitting this description are entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, they must meet the criteria in terms on level of income, etc.
Households fitting this description are entitled to live in housing under this category.
However, they must meet the criteria in terms on level of income, etc.
Households fitting this description are not entitled to live in housing under this category.

Safety net housing

- This is housing for those who are having difficulty in finding a place to live.
- For some of this housing, subsidized rent etc. is available to those with a low income (households with a monthly household income of 158,000 yen or less).
- For more details, please contact the Yokohama City Housing Development Public Corporation (045-451-7755). (*Inquiries in Japanese only)

City of Yokohama Housing Support Council (support to help people find a place to live, etc.)

This organization helps people who are having trouble renting housing find a place to live, such as those with foreign citizenship, elderly persons, people with disabilities, people with a low income, and people raising children.
For more details, please contact the City of Yokohama Housing Support Council helpdesk or NPO Kanagawa Housing Support Center for Foreign Residents.

City of Yokohama Housing Support Council helpdesk

Contact (Inquiries in Japanese only)
Tel: 045-451-7812
Fax: 045-451-7813
Address: Yokohama City Housing Development Public Corporation, Yokohama Portside Bldg. 4th Floor, 8-1 Sakaecho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama City

*Telephone and counter service hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (excluding national holidays and the New Year holiday season).

NPO Kanagawa Housing Support Center for Foreign Residents

Contact (Inquiries in 10 languages, including English, Chinese, Korean, etc.)
Tel: 045-228-1752
Fax: 045-228-1768
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1-7 Tokiwacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City

*Telephone and counter service hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (excluding national holidays and the New Year holiday season).

Where to inquire
ContentContact details
- About municipal housingMunicipal Housing Division, Housing and Architecture Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
Tel: 045-671-2923
Fax: 045-641-2756
Email: [email protected]
- About superior quality rental housing, safety net housing, and City of Yokohama Housing Support CouncilHousing Policy Division, Housing and Architecture Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)
Tel: 045-671-4121
Fax: 045-641-2756
Email: [email protected]

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