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Which establishments can accommodate a person in a precarious situation?

Verified 27 October 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Different establishments can accommodate a person in precarious conditions (financially distressed, isolated...) for a more or less long time. Depending on the case, these institutions are open to all public or certain categories of persons.

Types of accommodation


Persons concerned

Duration of hosting

Emergency accommodation centers


Variable (from 1 to several nights)

Maternal centers

Pregnant women and single mothers with children under 3 years of age and in need of material and psychological support. These centers have nurseries.

Variable (from a few weeks to several months, until the child has reached the age of 3 years)

Young Workers' Homes (JTF) or Youth Habitat

Young workers aged 16 to 25 years (sometimes 30 years) engaged in a professional activity or training (internship, apprenticeship...). Some TJFs also host students and job seekers.

Variable (from a few months to a maximum of 2 years)

Migrant Workers' Homes (FTM)

Immigrant workers living alone, regardless of their age, of foreign origin, legally and engaged in a professional activity. Some FTMs also welcome people who are experiencing serious difficulties to stay (single-parent families, isolated people...).



emergency accommodation centers shall take into account, in the most appropriate manner possible, the needs of the person receiving them, in particular when accompanied by a pet..

Contact information for these establishments can be obtained from the town hall. You can also get closer to the social Samu.

Who shall I contact

Please note

your right to opposable accommodation (Daho) if you have applied for accommodation but have not been offered accommodation adapted to your situation. You can also make your case right to an opposable dwelling (Dalo) if you meet certain conditions (including resources).