Social housing is housing that

  1. solves problems with the housing market,
  2. is aimed at people who cannot be expected to find adequate accommodation on the private housing market using their own finances,
  3. has clear allocation rules,
  4. is of an adequate and regularly certified standard,
  5. is provided using public subsidies,
  6. is provided on a non-profit basis,
  7. is monitored by public authorities.