Individual assistance is public financial assistance given to a household for the purpose of buying, acquiring, building, or improving a dwelling. It is determined by considering the dwelling’s characteristics (its health conditions and size in relation to the number of residents) and costs, as well as the family’s expenses and resources.
Source: Muleta Definition.
Depending on the country, this assistance can take various forms. It can be granted directly to residents or to the individuals housing them. Many studies try to determine whether this assistance has a positive or negative impact on the housing market, as it tends to create an artificial rise in the disposable income of the beneficiaries of this assistance.