More than 12,400 young people supported by the Porta 65 Program


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A total of 12,438 young people were supported by the Porta 65 program, an increase of 19%, following the call for applications, which ran from 28 April to 30 May, the Ministry of Housing announced today.

In a statement, Minister Marina Gonçalves’ office said that, following the application period for the Porta-65 Jovem Program, all eligible applications were approved, with a total of 12,438 young people receiving support, which represents an increase of 19% over the same period last year.

According to the note, these young people will receive support to pay their rent later this month.

The housing minister’s office recalls that the April 2023 tender was the first in which the maximum rent ceilings were raised.

“This was also the last competition with fixed application periods. Since June, young people have been able to apply to the program all year round (continuously) at”, the note adds.

Single or cohabiting young people aged 18 or over but under 35 can be covered by the rental incentive program. In a couple, one of the members can be 36 and the other 34 at the most.

According to information available on the Housing portal, if the application is approved, the young person is entitled to support (subsidy) to pay the rent for 12 months.

“The grant corresponds to a percentage of the young person’s rent and is transferred to the NIB indicated on the application by the 8th of each month. This percentage decreases every 12 months until the third year of support,” the website states.

The first grant is awarded after the outcome of the competition and is not retroactive. It can be extended up to a maximum of five years, or 60 monthly installments.

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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