Does France provide free housing?
Both the public and private sectors provide rental options to French households. As of 2018, 40% of households rent and 58% own (the remaining 2% are mostly housed for free, generally by their employers or family members).
In Theory, more or less 60% of the French population can have access to social housing, but on income limits base / conditions. The French social housing system, called Habitation à Loyer Modéré (HLM), meaning roughly affordable rental housing is dedicated to lower social classes and to employees.
You must have resources below a certain amount (for information, a single person receiving the minimum wage is not entitled to housing assistance) You must pay a housing charge (rent or fee) You must reside in decent accommodation with minimum comfort (at least 9m2, with a level of equipment necessary for daily life)
Application for housing subsidies should be made to the CAF. There are mainly three types to which you can apply for: « Aide personnalisée au logement » (APL);
Application process for Local housing benefits
- Create an account on the CAF website: www.caf.fr.
- Fill an online form on the website and send it to CAF.
What is the cost of living in France?
Cost of Living in France: Sample Monthly Budget
|Rent||$800 to $1,200|
|Groceries (incl. wine)||$600|
|Landline rental fee (excluding call costs)||$21|
Does Paris have affordable housing?
Like so many other international cities around the world, Paris has a huge affordability problem with its housing. The reasons are complex and varied but when millions of people wish to live in a place, the demand can cause many issues.
A number of NSW Government and not-for-profit agencies provide housing support to social housing residents. LAHC owns and maintains social housing properties across NSW. These properties are leased to residents by the Department of Communities and Justice.
What is a low income in France?
The traditional measure of poverty in France
10The official definition is based on the threshold of 60% of median income (i.e. 880 euros a month for a single person), below which people can be considered to be poor.
How much can I get from CAF?
The CAF is an extremely useful form of financial support for renting accommodation in France. If you are in a studio you can recaive as much as €200 a month, and if you are in shared housing you can recaive up to €180 a month.
How do I ask for CAF in France?
Call us at 0810 29 29 29 (Monday through Fri- day, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., cost of a local call from a landline). You can also stop by our Facebook page: Caf – Logements Etudiants (Caf – Student Housing). You will need your correct address, your housing manager’s contact information (landlord, agency, etc.)