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Subjects eligible to buy social housing in Vietnam

Subjects eligible to buy social housing in Vietnam

Social housing is houses supported by the State for subjects eligible to receive benefits in accordance with the Law on Housing 2014. Therefore, social housing usually has a lower price than other housing types. So who can buy this type of housing and what are the specific conditions to buy it?

1. Subjects eligible to buy social housing

If the following subjects (defined in Article 49 of the Law on Housing) fully satisfy the conditions in Article 51 of Vietnam's Law on Housing 2014, they shall be eligible for incentive policies on social housing:

- People with meritorious services to the Resolution prescribed in law on preferential treatment for people with meritorious services to the Resolution;

- Households living in poverty or near poverty in rural areas;

- Households that are often affected by natural disasters or climate changes in rural areas;

- Individuals living in low income, poverty or near poverty in the urban areas;

- Employees working in enterprises inside or outside the industrial zones;

- Commissioned officers, professional and technical non-commissioned officers, standing army, and workers in the agencies of People’s Police and People’s Army;

- Officials and civil servants prescribed in law on officials and civil servants;

- Entities who have returned official residence as prescribed Clause 5 Article 81 of this Law;

- Students of institutes, universities, colleges, vocational training institutions; students of the public ethnic boarding schools using social housing during their duration of study;

- Households or individuals subject to land withdrawal and land clearance as prescribed without any compensation in form of housing or residential land paid by the State.

2. Requirements to buy social housing

Requirements pertaining to housing:

They have not had any house under their homeownership, have not concluded any agreements on social housing purchase, lease, or lease purchase, have not benefited from any policy on housing or residential land support in any shape or form at the places where they live, study, or have houses under their homeownership, but the floor space per capita in the household is lower than the minimum space standard regulated by the Government in every period and every area;

Requirements pertaining to residence:

hey are required to register permanent residence in the province where the social housing is located; if not, they are required to register temporary residence in that province for at least one year, except for cases prescribed in Clause 9 Article 49 of this Law;

3. Requirements pertaining to income:

The persons are required to be not subject to regular income tax as prescribed in law on personal income tax, including the following cases:

+ Individuals living in low income, poverty or near poverty in the urban areas;

+ Employees working in enterprises inside or outside the industrial zones;

+ Commissioned officers, professional and technical non-commissioned officers, standing army, and workers in the agencies of People’s Police and People’s Army;

+ Officials and civil servants prescribed in law on officials and civil servants;

-  With respect to households living in poverty and near poverty, they must be subject to the households living in poverty and near poverty as prescribed in regulations of the Prime Minister.

- For people with meritorious services to the revolution, entities who have returned official residence, Households or individuals subject to land withdrawal and land clearance as prescribed without any compensation in form of housing or residential land paid by the State specified in Clauses 1, 8, 10, Article 49 above, it is not necessary to meet income requirements.

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