What support does the Solidarity Fund for Housing (FSL) provide?

Verified 03 April 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The housing solidarity fund (FSL) grants financial aid to people who have difficulties in paying expenses related to their housing (bills, rents...). There is one FSL per department.

The FSL grants two forms of aid:

  • a grant
  • or a loan (repayable).

Such aid must be used, in particular, to pay expenditure relating to:

Please note

Homeowners in difficulty may also be helped, according to the rules of the relevant FSL department.

The aid may be granted to:

  • Tenant or sub-tenant
  • Owner Occupant
  • Person hosted for free
  • Resident of home

The FSL takes into account all the resources of all persons living in the dwelling, with the exception of housing subsidies, the back-to-school allowance (ARS) and the education allowance for disabled children (AEEH).

Rules and regulations Each FSL has its own specific allocation criteria. Some departments grant FSL aid provided that the household receives only the activity premium.

The amount of aid can be modulated: a household with a low income can obtain more aid than a household with a higher income.


the allocation of SLF aid is not systematic. In particular, it may be refused where the amount of rent and charges is deemed to be too high in relation to the household's resources.

You have to contact a social worker (social worker, social and family economy counselor, etc.).

It is possible to meet them at the communal social action center (or social service) of your town hall.

This social worker may also offer you a social support, i.e. following you to solve your problems.

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