【Corona Virus】Housing and Mortgage Support Summary (as of May 22, 2020) 

With the spread of the new coronavirus and the government’s request, it has been affected in all aspects of our lives.
The procedures required to buy or live in a home, and mortgages are no exception. Here, we will introduce the status of the response of newly announced housing-related businesses in the last week or so, as well as information on the public system.
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Information about housing acquisition

Local Government Response Status
・Additional recruitment of residents of prefectural housing (Saitama Prefecture)
We are looking for tenants by adding 50 additional housing units for temporary provision of prefectural housing for those who have become difficult to secure housing due to layoffs and suspension of employment due to the spread of new coronavirus infections. Please call the Saitama Housing Division at 048-830-5564. You can check the availability and necessary documents by phone about future procedures. It is available from 9 to 17 o’clock on weekdays.
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Status of private businesses and financial institutions
・Opened a special purge of construction companies that “can participate in online consultations and events” (real estate and housing information site “suumo”)
A special page introducing the construction company which is carrying out an online consultation and an online event appeared. In addition to being able to search by prefecture or company name, we also introduce the contents and events that can be consulted.
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News source: PRTIMES

Started “Model Room at Home” (Nomura Real Estate Urbannet Co., Ltd.)
In some newly built apartments on sale, we have introduced a “model room at home” service that provides the same information online as those offered to model room visitors. You don’t need to download a dedicated app or register as a member, you can watch model room videos, architectural model videos, and surrounding environment videos from the nearest station to apartment construction online, and you can also use video calls with model room sales people.
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News source: PRTIMES
・Providing free condominiums to medical professionals (FANTAS Technology Co., Ltd.)
For those engaged in medical care, testing, and research related to the new coronavirus, we provide a temporary apartment building for rent free of charge. The period of residence is one month or three months, and the target person is a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, laboratory technician, or a researcher related to the disease who has a reason to need to move into a rental house for more than one month.
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News source: PRTIMES

More information

System and Procedures
・Established “Student Support Emergency Benefit” for “Continuing Learning” (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has established a “Student Support Financial Benefit” aimed at “continuing learning” for students who are independent of their families and are paying for tuition through part-time income. The target students are students from national universities, junior colleges, technical colleges, and vocational schools, and the number of part-time jobs due to the spread of new coronavirus infections has greatly decreased and the number of part-time jobs has decreased, making it difficult to continue studyating at universities. It includes graduate students, international students, and Japanese language educational institutions.
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Status of private businesses and financial institutions
・Started handling personal loan products due to the spread of new coronavirus infections (Sanin Kyodo Bank Co., Ltd.)
Sanin Joint Bank has lowered the interest rate on free loans and started handling web-based products for individual customers who have been directly or indirectly affected by the spread of new coronavirus infections. The loan amount is less than 500,000 yen per unit 10,000 yen, the loan period is less than 10 years ( unit: 6 months), and the subject is 20 years of age or older at the time of the loan, and the age at the time of payment is 80 years old or less.
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*The information published in this article may have ended the application period, etc. at the time of browsing. Please check the official information of each institution for the latest information.
Author: ARUHI Magazine Editorial Department