Coaching: Getting a WBS (Wohnberechtigungsschein)


We’ll talk you through the application process to get a Wohnberechtigungsschein so you can access the listings for subsidised housing in your state. This is a reduced price coaching.

This is a great place to send us a list of questions or give us some background information so we can prepare. Tip: if you're working on an application, create a shared folder online and give us the link and password here. Otherwise, you can upload documents (e.g. correspondence) below instead.
If you've got files you'd like your coach to have access to when you speak, you can upload them here. You can use the text form above to share a link and a password to an online folder, if you'd prefer.
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    Have you ever come across these phrases while perusing apartment listings: “ Nur mit WBS” or “Wohnberechtigungsschein erforderlich”? The mysterious Wohnberechtigungsschein [permit for subsidized housing] or WBS is a document you can apply for at the Bürgeramt. If your income does not exceed a certain amount, you might be eligible for one of the 100,000 affordable, subsidized apartments in Berlin. These apartments are funded by the city and therefore cheaper.

    In this coaching, we will
    – assess your eligibility
    – help you fill out the application form
    – give you a custom list of documents to include, and/or check them over
    – Send you a template cover letter for your application and identify the office responsible for your case

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    You don’t have to use the hour all at once. You can split it into two 30-minute sessions if you’d prefer, and it’s fine to use the second session for a different topic.