Apply for the “Porta 65-Jovem” Programme

The “Porta 65-Jovem” is an incentive programme to the renting by young people. Any young person between 18 and 35 years old may apply (In the case of a young couple, one element may be 36 years old, the other element may not exceed 34).

The support consists of the payment of part of the house rent and may be granted to couples or young people living alone or sharing a house.

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Who can Apply for the “Porta 65-Jovem” Programme?

  • Any young person between 18 and 35 years old (in the case of a young couple, one of the elements can be up to 36 years).

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    1. Be aged between 18 and 35 years old

    The individuals who live in the house must be aged between 18 and 35 years old (in the case of a young couple, one of the elements may be up to 36 years old).

    1. Have a rent or a promissory rent contract

    The contracts must comply with the rules provided by law regarding the urban renting.

    1. Permanently reside in a rented or to be rented house

    The rented or to be rented house must be the permanent home of the young individuals.

    1. Have their tax residence at the rented house

    The individuals who live in the house must have as their tax residence the rented or to be rented house.

    1. Not own or co-own another house

    None of the individuals living in the house may be the owner or co-owner of a house or have another house rented.

    1. Not benefit from another housing public support

    None of the individuals living in the house may receive another housing public support, not hold any debts derived from having benefited from the Incentive to Renting by Young People.

    1. Not be related to the lessor

    None of the individuals living in the house may be related to the lessor.

    1. Not have income above the values established by the programme
    • The sum of the monthly income of the individuals living in the house cannot be higher than four times the maximum rent value accepted for each area (this value is provided by law and may be consulted online).
    • The monthly income of the individuals living in the house cannot be higher than four times the national minimum wage (Minimum Monthly Wage Guaranteed). 

    The monthly income considered for this analysis is calculated according to the accuracy criteria legally established: A - Dimension and Composition of the Household; B - Effort rate’s proportionality; C - Monthly Income; D - Rent proportionality and E - Financial situation of the ascendants. 

    To have an estimate of what could be the support’s amount to receive, you can make an online simulation

    1. Respect the limits established for the rent value
    • The rent value cannot be higher than 60% of the total gross income (before taxation) of the individuals living in the house.
    • The house rent cannot exceed the maximum value (RMA) for the area where the house is located (this value is established by law and may be consulted online).
    1. Choose a house with a size adequate to the number of residents

    The number of rooms must be adequate to the number of individuals living in the house. However, the type of house may be above the adequate one (that is, have more rooms) if:

    • o any of the individuals living in the house is disabled, with a degree of disability higher than 60%
    • o the house has room with no outward windows.
  • To learn more, consult the questions and answers on the Porta 65-Jovem or simulate the support’s amount.

When can you Apply for the “Porta 65-Jovem” Programme?

You may request this support whenever the applications period is open. As a rule, it opens in April, May, September and December and the dates for the application are published on the housing portal.

Where can you Apply for the “Porta 65-Jovem” Programme?

What are the documents and requirements to Apply for the “Porta 65-Jovem” Programme?

  • You will need the following data of every applicant:
    • tax payer number
    • social security number
    • date of birth
    • civil status
    • degree of relatedness between the individuals who will be living in the same house, if applicable
    • occupation
    • phone number
    • article and fraction of the house to be rented (usually mentioned on the rent contract, but it is better to confirm if there were any alterations with the lessor)
    • date in which the rent or promissory rent contract was signed
    • monthly rent value 
    • type of house (T0, T1, T2, for instance)
    • Bank identification number of the bank account where the support shall be deposited 
    • percentage of disability (if any individual is disabled or handicapped)
    • income per category and type (as established in the tax return statement)
    • email for communication during the application.
  • You will need the following documents:
    • the rent or promissory rent contract
    • the latest rent receipt (if you submit a rent contract)
    • income documentation, which may be:
      • the tax return (IRS) of the year prior to the application
      • the pay slips of the six months prior to the application (only for the applications to be submitted during the September and December phases)
      • the document which proves that the individual receives a scientific, cultural or sports grant 
      • the document which proves that the individual receives compensation allowances due to no income (unemployment benefit, medical leave or maternity/paternity allowance, for instance) 
    • a document which proves the disability level, if any of the individuals who will be living in the house is disabled
    • the house plan or land booklet which proves the area and number of windowless rooms (if applicable) of the house.
  • You will need one of the following sign in means

    To submit the application, you will need one of the following sign in means to use the Housing Portal:

    • access data to the Finances Portal
    • Citizen Card, PIN codes and card reader
    • Digital Mobile Key.
  • In certain situations, other documents may be necessary

    To access the full list of documents, consult the questions and answers on the Porta 65-Jovem, on the housing portal.

What is the Price to Apply for the “Porta 65-Jovem” Programme?

The application is free of charge.

How can you Apply for the “Porta 65-Jovem” Programme?

  1. Check if the applications to the programme are open. As a rule, it opens in April, May, September and December and the dates for the application are published on the housing portal.
  2. Access the applications area of the housing portal.
  3. Sign in with your tax payer number and password of the Finances Portal (or with the Digital Mobile Key or citizen card + PIN code + card reader). If you apply jointly with other individuals, they all must sign in and fill in their data (the children do not need to sign in).
  4. Fill in the form and annex all the necessary documents.
  5. After filling in the form, choose the option “Send to IHRU”.
  6. Make sure that, at the end, the application is under the “submitted” status.
  7. The requests shall be analysed within 60 days from the closing of applications. The results of the applications approved for the support shall be published on the housing portal.

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