Country Iceland
Year 2010
Type of Measure Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Municipalities have a public housing assistance program. Housing is provided through a system where those in the most difficult circumstances get priority. If there is no housing available and the circumstances are urgent/special, the municipality provides people with rent-compensation, so people can rent an apartment and pay the same fees as for a public housing apartment. These services are provided to people that have low income, that are in need, and to women that have been living with violence to help them get out of their situation.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Iceland to the questionnaire on violence 2010