I think two or three sentences from Stadt und Land that could be important. We represent a city, a local housing association. There are two million apartments in Berlin. We are one of six housing estates, which have three hundred thousand apartments in their housing stock. And because we are a local city housing association, we have a social mission and that makes it hard.
) What documents do I need to apply for an apartment?
) What documents do I need so that my rent will be covered?
We mostly take care of those with a WBS, doesn’t matter if they are refugees, mentally ill or unemployed. There is so many people to provide for and that makes it difficult. Of course, we also provide apartments for refugees, which we direct to the EJF or LAF, but these are really only for those who are socially vulnerable and who really have special needs like traumatised people. Complete documents, the “Kostenübernahme” as well as the WBS is important to get an apartment at “Stadt und Land”.
WBS is one of the basic requirements so that we can classify them as apartment seekers with WBS. There are two different forms of the WBS,
- the normal WBS
- and the WBS with special housing needs.
WBS with special housing needs has priority. We don’t make that decision, the relevant authorities do that. There is criteria for that. The impression is important, so if you are a proper family, with children the impression is normally good. But our possibilities are very limited so we can’t provide apartments for everyone.