Some 300,000 must repay rent subsidy

Some 300,000 people will have to repay some of the income-related rent subsidies they were paid for 2006, the housing ministry said on Friday.

The repayment will average €600, but some 70,000 households will have to repay more than €1,000. The overpayments – totalling €172m – were made largely because the subsidy is paid in advance and people did not know their exact salaries.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation