Deadline submission for rent support municipal programme extended to 15th February

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Miguel Nogueira

Applications to the 9th edition of the Municipal Programme “Porto Solidário” are extended until 15th February. This programme is targeted at granting economic support to economic vulnerable households regarding house rent or purchase. This economic relief can go up to 350 euros per month. It will be managed by Domus Social. See how to apply here.

Applicants to the Porto Solidário can submit applications via:

- Domus Social website;

- Scheduling a previous appointment, face-to-face at the Office of the Municipal Tenant; prior appointments are scheduled via phone number: 228 330 000, from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 6pm;

- Previous appointment is mandatory. Learn about prevention procedures and infection control that are in place at the Office of the Municipal Tenant and avoid unnecessary travels;

- contact the parish council of your neighbourhood (preferably by phone);

In addition, further clarifications on Porto Solidário programme can be done via the following channels:

Email - portosolidario@domussocial.pt

Line Porto Solidário - 228 330 099, available from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm.


- Regulation

- Notice of Proposal Submission

- List of requested documents

- Article 7. º

This 9th edition of the Porto Solidário programme takes on the budget allocation of 750 thousand euros, fully supported by the Municipality of Porto and it is essential to guarantee the right of housing to the most vulnerable households. This Social Emergency Fund by the Municipality of Porto has already supported 2.336 families, whose lives have been hit harder by the pandemic.

About “Porto Solidário”

The programme was proposed by Rui Moreira during the electoral campaign in 2013. In total, this programme represented an investment by the Municipality of Porto of circa 5.9 million euros, essential to guarantee the right of housing to the most vulnerable households. It was established in 2014 and this Social Emergency Fund has already supported 2.336 families; by proposition of Councillor Fernando Paulo, this 12 month support programme was extended to 24 months.

Besides the extended deadline to support rent and mortgage costs to 24 months, the programme also features a 25% reduction of the household effort rate as well as the possibility of beneficiaries applying again if the deadline is about to conclude, and the support is granted from the application date.