Has anyone had the experience of renting an apartment from a housing association (boligforening) in Denmark? It seems from my research that it may take years to get an apartment, although I also read that those with families are prioritized. I would like to know how quick it is to get an apartment from boligforening, and whether it is possible to apply one before arriving in Denmark?
Yes, technically it is possible to apply for an apartment from a housing association before arriving in the country. However, you will need to supply a local address, which could be a future address, if you have one, or your work address. It may take more than a month before you get your first offer, so indeed you can save a bit of time by applying earlier than your arrival in Denmark.