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Press release 351 / 2017-10-05: Household allowance paid to roughly 631,000 households at the end of 2016

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WIESBADEN – At the end of 2016, approximately 631,000 households in Germany received housing allowance. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this represented 1.5% of all households.

Household allowance is granted to low-income households to help them afford the costs of adequate and family-friendly housing.

Basic data and long time series are available in table Households receiving housing allowance, average monthly claim to housing allowance (22311-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database.

For further information:
Carola Buhtz,
tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 81 49,
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