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Who is entitled to social housing ? Strict income conditions

The Minister of Housing, Guillaume Kasbarian, wants to expel tenants from social housing who are no longer eligible for it today or increase their rent as part of a bill aimed at increasing housing costs. put an end to "social housingà life".

In an interview with Les Echos, Guillaume Kasbarian, the delegated minister, said: for Housing, said wanting to tackle social housing & life. Many tenants are no longer eligible for this. these social housing units, because they have "far exceededé income limits " since they entered their HLM.

"When we have 5.2 million social housing units in France and 1.8 million households legitimately applying to enter it, is it normal that  #39;they are prevented from doing so when there are people within the social park whose situation has largely changed; since they were allocated their accommodation ?", he explains. Guillaume Kasbarian also affirmed that that more than 8% of HLM tenants would no longer be eligible for this. social housing if they asked for one today.

An investigation carried out

Each year, tenants receive a 'resource survey'. which allows you to put à update household resources. Depending on the responses provided, the lessor may decide to increase the rent or terminate a lease when the property's resources are sufficient. swimming pools exceed, for the second consecutive year, the planned ceiling. If the tenant has greater resources and more by 20% to the threshold set, the rent is then increased. 

For example, for a couple à Paris, the total annual income is limited &agrav; 99 498 euros. For a single person living elsewhere. Paris or Ile-de-France, their income must not exceed 26,044 euros of annual tax income and 22,642 euros for residents of other regions of the territory. 

Possible exceptions

In areas of market tension real estate, i.e. most large French cities, if the income is higher than the threshold of 1.5 times for two consecutive years, the lessor can put end of the lease. In the event of non-renewal, tenants have 18 months to expire. from January 1 of the year following the two years of excess to leave their accommodation.

Landlords do not have the same powers depending on the situation of the tenants and the location of the accommodation.  Exemptions exist if the tenant has a disability or if a person is responsible for a person with a disability. Tenants of housing located in a classified neighborhood; in a priority district of the city's policy are not subject to this rule.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116