Social housing may be rented out in order of priority, pursuant to the Description of the Procedure for Renting and Using Housing and Social Housing in Vilnius City Municipality, and the Republic of Lithuania Law on State Assistance for the Acquisition or Rent of Residential Properties, in the following cases:

1) To persons who have lost their property owned in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania due to fires, floods, strong winds or due to other circumstances beyond the control of the human will; in this case, the person or family must apply to the municipal administration in accordance with the procedures established in Article 7 of the said Law not later than within one year from the date of occurrence of the specified circumstances;

2) To persons with declared level of working capacity of 0–25 percent;

3) To persons who have reached retirement age and have a high level of special needs;

4) To families raising five or more children and/or children in permanent custody.

5) To families in which three or more children are born at the same time;

6) To families in which both spouses have a working capacity level of 0–25 percent and who are raising a child or children, or/and a child or children in permanent custody (care);

7) To disabled persons who are raising a child or children, or/and a child or children in permanent custody (care) alone;

8) To families raising children and/or children in permanent custody (care), when at least two of them have a severe level of disability;

9) To families in which at least two family members have a working capacity level of 0–25 percent and/or a high level of special needs, when the family members have reached retirement age;

10) To persons deprived of parental care who were discharged from their social care, group living and/or independent living homes.

Social housing may be rented out in order of priority to persons and families who do not own any residential properties in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, or the useful floor area of their housing is less than 10 sq. m. per family member, or is less than 14 sq. m. where there is a disabled person in the family or a person suffering from a severe chronic illness included in the list approved by the Government or an institution authorized thereby. The net annual income of a person without a family must not exceed EUR 5888 and assets/property EUR – 11904; the net annual income of a family of two or three persons must not exceed EUR 11648 and assets/property – EUR 21504, and the net annual income of a family of four or more persons must not exceed EUR 3328 and assets/property – EUR 9600. The value of burnt down or otherwise lost housing is not assessed.

If the applicants do not express in writing their acceptance or refusal to rent the offered social housing two times in a row without valid reason, their application shall be deemed to have been examined. These individuals and families shall be entitled to re-apply for housing in order of priority.

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