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Social Authority

Find temporary housing offers

The city of Hamburg supports you in your search for suitable living space with open-ended rental contracts. Since this is often difficult and takes time, there is also the option of renting short-term apartments for a few months or a few years.

Important notes


  • You are seeking protection (refugees or people in public accommodation)

Documents required

  • completed form



Procedure & Fees


  • You send the completed form to the social security authority by e-mail
  • You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt
  • The authority checks the information and forwards it for mediation
  • You will be informed when an apartment is available

Processing time

The processing time is a few days. However, it is not possible to say when an apartment will be available.



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Service description

The rental period can vary greatly, from a few months (e.g. just six months) to a few years. Even if the apartment offered is limited in any case, this can be a good first opportunity to find a permanent place to stay in Hamburg for the time being.

Are you interested in such an apartment? Then the social security authorities need some voluntary information from you, which you can enter in the attached forms.

You can email the completed form directly to the social welfare office.

Registering increases your chances of getting your own apartment, at least temporarily!

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Address and contact information


Social Authority
SI 3
Assistance to the homeless and housing, immigration from the EU
Hamburger Straße 47 22083 Hamburg

Facility info

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Public transport

U3 / Busse X22 / 37/261 Hamburger Straße, see also link HVV Geofox

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