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In order to help provide a safe and secure lifestyle for prefectural residents, Kyoto Prefecture is engaged in efforts to find housing for those in need. This includes high-quality rentable housing prepared by the prefectural, called “tokkochin housing,” for middle-class families and “tie-up housing”, wherein the prefecture provides subsidies to live in certain private housing projects, etc.
The prefecture will select residents for all prefectural housing options. Those who wish to apply should fill out a housing application form.
Call the prefectural Housing Division for interest in renting public housing besides prefectural housing; they can refer you to other project managers.
Prefectural housing includes three types of residences: 1) public housing, 2) special prefectural rental housing, and 3) “tokkochin housing ”(designated public rental housing).
1) Public Housing
This type of housing is for low-income residents in particular need of housing. In order to respond to broad demand, Kyoto Prefecture manages large-scale residential complexes and wide-ranging special housing developments.
2) Special Prefectural Rental Housing
These are houses constructed in Kyoto city and the southern region of Kyoto Prefecture between 1965 and 1975. Most of the houses are constructed on large-scale residential complexes.
3) “Tokkochin” Housing
This residential option is aimed at middle-class families. They are constructed on public housing complexes, and rent is decided according to income.
This is private housing for middle class households arranged in cooperation with Kyoto Prefecture.
In Kyoto Prefecture, the national designated good-quality housing rental system is called “tie-up housing”.
This housing is provided with support from the prefecture and local municipalities and is aimed at residents 60-years old and older. They have been made “barrier free,” and emergency response services are available.
Prefectural housing includes public housing, special prefectural rental housing, and ’Tokkochin Housing’ (specified public housing for rent).
Applicants are qualified to enter according to the specified conditions and their income as follows.
1. Relatives live with the applicant (including common-law marriage and engagement).
With sections of council housing, single people can apply if they qualify for any categories below, (1) - (9). If the applicants have physical or mental disabilities and require permanent assistance, please consult in advance.
2. Person clearly struggles to finance their current accommodation
3. Person lives or works in Kyoto Prefecture
4. As a rule, those who own a residence may not apply, but those who will lose their house through sale, etc., may.
5. Please enquire for income requirements.
6. Applicant and accompanying members of the applicant’s family are not members of a criminal organization.
Concerning the application process
General applications for Prefectural Housing in Kyotanba Town and areas south are scheduled to be accepted around six times per year. For other areas, move-in applications will be accepted twice per year, so please contact the Prefectural Public Housing Corporation. Telephone Service is available, so please feel free to use it as well.
TEL: 075-414-6363 for enquiries regarding Kyoto city, Otokuni, Yamashiro, and Nantan regions
TEL: 0773-64-1881 for enquiries regarding Chutan and Tango regions
The application procedure is as follows.
Applicants need to meet the specified qualifications and income specifications. The process from application to move-in usually takes around 2 months.
Distribution of the recruitment forms (application forms)
The application form is distributed in the housing section, public housing corporation, and the construction housing section of the construction office in each region of Kyoto Prefecture.
Fill out the application form and submit it with necessary documents to the reception desk during the recruitment period.
Public sortition will be taken place and the result is announced. The place of notification is described in the recruitment form.
Those selected will be notified of their status and necessary documents.
Audited by application documents and research.
Selection committee: Candidates for residence will be selected through the audit by Prefecture Housing Resident Selection Committee.
Prospective tenants will be notified.
Residence explanatory meeting
Residence procedures and notes explained.
Keys will be handed over.
Keys will be handed over to the residents after paying rent and deposit, submitting registration and finalizing the contract.
Residents must move in within 15 days of the key being handed over.
For ’Tokkochin Housing’, residents have certain period of rent assistance.
The residents’ share of the rent to be paid is decided according to their income, and increases 3.5 % every year until the monthly rent total is reached.
For more information about Prefectural Housing, please contact the Kyoto Prefectural Public Housing Corporation (075-432-2018).