Assignment of apartments by the municipal authority of Dortmund
The municipal authority of Dortmund rents apartments, which are used by refugees and, in individual cases, other people in need who receive benefits from Sozialamt Dortmund. This offer should make the first steps into living on your own in Dortmund easier. The apartments are already furnished and it is not necessary to conclude contracts for the usage of water, electricity and gas. A social worker from Sozialamt is available for questions and supports the residents when they move into a new apartment.
Living in such an apartment is a temporary solution. The idea of this concept is to give the tenants time to get to know Dortmund, its living and housing situation and to find a new apartment independently.
How long it takes to get one of those apartments depends on the individual circumstances, the household size* and the size of apartments available in Dortmund. Sometimes it is easier to find an apartment for four persons and sometimes single apartments are easier to find. That explains the different waiting times.
*Household size means the number of people living together, for example the number of people in a family.