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Factsheet for measure DK-2022-12/2288 – measures in Denmark

Subsidy scheme for private landlords housing Ukrainian refugees

Tilskudsordning for at huse Ukrainske flygtninge

Country Denmark , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 17 March 2022
Context War in Ukraine
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping or obtaining a safe home
Author Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research)
Measure added 16 May 2022 (updated 20 June 2022)

Background information

There is currently not enough adequate housing for all Ukrainian refugees. To avoid that the refugees would end up staying in an inadequate home, the government put a subsidy scheme in place which entails that Danish citizens can gain up to DKK 500 per day if they house refugees from Ukraine.

Content of measure

The Subsidy scheme allows the Municipalities to provide a grant of up to DKK 500 per day to the Danish citizens who offer to house a refugee from Ukraine. However, it is not legally mandatory for the municipalities to provide a grant, and the amount of money that the municipalities offer also differs. There is no data on how much there has been set aside in total as it differs how much the different Municipalities set aside.

At the moment, only 36 out of the 98 Municipalities have the subsidy scheme set in place, and only a few municipalities offer the full grant of DKK 500, the amount varies across municipalities. The main goal of this measure is to provide an incentive for citizens to house refugees from Ukraine so they can get an adequate home without putting a big pressure on the financial situations of the citizens.

The minimum standard for housing is that they have a bed/beds and that it is warm and insulated.

Use of measure

There is no data on how many Danish citizens have offered to be host families, however 36 municipalities currently provide the grant.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Migrants or refugees

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Local / regional government
Local funds
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


There is no involvement of social partners in regards to this measure.

Views and reactions

There is no involvement of social partners in regards to this measure, and there has not been uttered any reactions towards this specific measure.



Eurofound (2022), Subsidy scheme for private landlords housing Ukrainian refugees, measure DK-2022-12/2288 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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