The rental subsidy is designed to provide equity in accommodation expenses among UN staff in duty stations where rents vary considerably and to alleviate hardships of staff facing higher than average rent costs for reasonable standard accommodations.There are two different types of rental subsidy: for staff members serving in a Headquarters duty station (Europe/North America) and for staff members serving in a duty station in the field.To know more about the eligibility to the rental subsidy (and deduction scheme), please visit the POPP on rental subsidy or the rental subsidy section on the UN website on salaries, allowances and benefits.
For North America & Western Europe:
Once a lease agreement has been signed for the rented accommodation, you can request for RS by submitting an application form (please see below) and send a scan copy of the signed application to TAPP/JPOSC with a copy of the lease and any other relevant documents.
For Country Offices:
Once a lease agreement has been signed for the rented accommodation, you can fill in the application form (please see below) and submit it along with the copy of the lease to the certifying officer in the duty station for review and approval. Once the certifying officer has signed the application, please forward all the signed documents to your HR Focal Point
Relevant forms (For users with no access to ATLAS HR):
Please see our online tool: Rental Subsidy Estimate