Who is eligible?
NAV will find you temporary accommodation in an emergency, if you cannot manage this yourself. Such emergencies may include fire, a breakdown of a relationship or family, or eviction.
What is offered?
NAV will find specific and available accommodation. If you do not have money to pay for the temporary accommodation yourself, you can apply for financial assistance.
You may be offered a room at a boarding house, shelter or other suitable accommodation. NAV will ensure that your temporary accommodation is safe.
The requirements for temporary accommodation are more stringent for accommodation for adolescents and families with children. Read more about the requirements for temporary accommodation.
How long can you stay in temporary accommodation?
Temporary accommodation is intended to help you in an emergency and should only last beyond 3 months in exceptional circumstances. NAV will offer you advice and counselling to help you find permanent housing.
How to apply
If you are in difficulty with no place to stay, you can contact your local NAV office.
You have the right to appeal the administrative decision. The term of appeal is 3 weeks from the date on which you receive notice of the decision.
Most of the main information about your rights and obligations is available here in English. There are also links to other, more detailed information, but some of this information is only available in Norwegian.
Most of the main information about your entitlements and duties is available here in English. There are also links to other more detailed information; however, som of this information is only available in Norwegian.