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Definition: Social housing


Sub-category of rent benefit. Loss of rental income due to the current imposition of non-commercial rents (that is, rents below the normal market price) by public bodies or private non-profit institutions that own low-cost or social housing. The assignment of housing at non-commercial rents must be determined by a test on the households' income and/or wealth.

This definition is identical in versions 1996, 2008 and 2011 of the Manual. Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual 2008"Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual 1996"
Eurostat, "ESSPROS Manual - The European System of integrated Social Protection Statistics", 2011 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2011