Find answers to how you sign up and what 'Bolignøglen' and nonprofit housing is.
How do I sign up for the waiting list?
You can sign up for our waiting list online (Danish only) or by calling 33 63 10 00.
Click here to see all available housing (Danish only)
You can sign up for the waiting list when you turn 15 to earn seniority. However, you need to be 18 in order to sign a contract for your new home.
After your payment has been confirmed, you will receive a receipt with your registration number and the date of seniority. You need to keep this and inform us of your registration number any time you contact us.
When will I get a housing offer?
A lot of people seek housing in Greater Copenhagen and that increases the waiting time. For our most popular and central housing options the waiting time exceeds 20 years.
It is, however, possible to get a place to live faster than that. We have made a list of the housing departments where you can expect a housing offer within 4 years.
Please note that it is not possible for us to tell you exactly when you will get a place to live. It depends on how long you have been on a waiting list, your personal preferences and on current residents moving elsewhere.
If you have further questions call us at 33 63 10 00. Our opening hours are at the bottom of this page.
You can also fill out a contact form and we will respond to your enquiry within 5 working days.
Is there anything I can do to get an apartment quicker?
Our waiting list system is regulated and we cannot make exception regardless of the particular situation. If you are in acute need of housing you need to contact your local municipality instead.
However, there are ways to speed up the process of getting a housing offer. If you sign up for a lot of different housing options, the faster there will be a housing offer for you. Especially if you sign up for those with a shorter estimated waiting time. If you wish to add more housing options to your waiting list, you can do so in our online self-service Mit KAB (Danish only) or by calling 33 63 10 00.
You can also add flexible criteria to your waiting list. There are different criteria (steady job, being a student) for moving up on the waiting list in different municipalities. The flexible criteria will shorten your waiting time. Call 33 63 10 00 to learn more about flexible criteria.
How do I apply for student housing?
We offer different kinds of youth- and student housing in the Greater Copenhagen area and you can join the waiting list free of charge.
Youth- and student housing is available for young people, who are undertaking an education recognized by the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants or an apprentice- / trainee education. Please note that you can sign up for youth- and student housing at KAB even before you have been admitted to an education programme.
You can apply for:
Ungdomsboliger (youth housing)
Kollegieværelser (student hostel or dormitory with shared kitchen)
Studieboliger (Youth accomodation in housing for elderly people)
To apply call us at T 33 63 10 00.
What is nonprofit housing?
The non-profit social housing sector is specific to Scandinavia. A little less than 1,000,000 Danes live in non-profit housing. This reflects the underlying ideology that non-profit social housing is intended for everyone regardless of income or social status.
“First in line” principle
Apartments are allocated via waiting lists on a “first in line” principle. However, municipalities can dispose of up to 25 pct. of vacant dwellings for social purposes thereby “jumping” the queue.
Subsidized by the state
The sector is subsidized through tax exemption and a financial acquisition combination of state subsidized loans (84 pct.), interest free loans from local governments (14 pct.) and a tenant contribution (2 pct).
The rent is fixed according to the costs. This means that the rent is kept affordable by balancing it with the costs of the housing estates’ ordinary activities.
Regulated and supervised by the authorities
The social housing sector is regulated by a complicated and complex legislation with the primary objective is to build, lent, manage, sustain and modernize non-profit housing. The Ministry of Social Welfare is responsible for the central administration of the Danish social housing sector and the housing associations are supervised by the local authorities.