For those who have difficulties paying rent due to a decrease of income, layoff, or unemployment, the local municipalities will pay rent to the landlords for three (or up to nine) months. If you live in Minato-ward in Tokyo, for example, the maximum amount of benefit and the number of family members is as shown below.
How to Apply
Visit the Self-Reliance Support Centers （Jiritsu Soudan Shien Kikan “自立相談支援機関”） in your area with the gollowing documents:
Check your nearest Self-Reliance Support Centers . It’s written in Japanese,but you need to select your prefecture and then the city.
And you need to fill in these” 4 documents . Sadly, as the matter of course, they are written in Japanese so let us show you every necessary form with translation.
・Notice of New Residence（入居予定住宅に関する状況通知書）
If you don’t live in the home at the moment, ask the new owner of your new residence to fill in Page 1 and Page 2 of this form. Complete Page 3 by yourself.
・Notice of the current residence（入居住宅に関する状況通知書）
If you live in a home right now, ask the owner of your residence to fill in Page 1 of this form. And complete Page 2 by yourself.
We have introduced the emergency support that foreign people are also eligible for. We hope this guide will be helpful during the pandemic.. Don’t forget that there are more financial support measures . Do not miss the opportunities and don’t forget to apply for them.