Social and non-commercial housing
There are various housing associations in Esslingen offering substantial numbers of rental apartments.
To qualify for available rental properties, you may need to fulfil certain criteria, such as membership in a particular organization. You can contact the housing associations directly to enquire about the eligibility criteria. Some of these properties are state-subsidized. This means that the housing associations are under an obligation to let the subsidized properties below the market price to tenants on a low income. Prospective tenants must prove that their income does not exceed the stipulated income thresholds by presenting a Social Housing Eligibility Certificate (Wohnberechtigungsschein).
Rental properties are also published in the local newspapers: Eßlinger Zeitung (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), Stadtanzeiger (every Thursday), Esslinger Echo (every Thursday), and on online property websites.