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Can you keep your social housing if your income rises?

Verified 11 January 2023 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

When your income increases, you may be forced to pay extra rent (or solidarity rent supplement, says SLS). But if your income increases very strongly, you may be forced to leave your home. Attention: this rule does not apply in certain cases (age, disability...).

The situation varies depending on the location of your accommodation.

Ile-de-France

FYI  

The neighbouring communes of Paris are Aubervilliers, Bagnolet, Boulogne-Billancourt, Charenton-le-Pont, Clichy, Fontenay-Sous-Bois, Gentilly, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Ivry-sur-Seine, Joinville-le-Pont, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Les Lilas, Le Pricêtre Saint-Gervais, Levallois-Perret, Malakoff, Montreuil, Montrouge, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Nogent-sur-Marne, Pantin, Puteaux, Saint-Cloud, Saint-Denis, Saint-Mandé, Saint-Maurice, Saint-Ouen, Suresnes, Vanves, Vincennes.

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Paris and neighbouring communes

General case
1. Pay rent

You can be obliged to pay extra rent where the total annual income of the persons housed exceeds a maximum amount:

Overrent: amount from which the overrent is due (Paris and neighbouring communes)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation 

Housing PLUS 

PLS accommodation 

1

1 person

16,614

€30,198

€39,257

2

2 people

€27,080.4

€45,133

€58,673

Young couple

€25,298.4

€59,164

€76,913

1 person + 1 dependant

€25,298.4

€59,164

€76,913

3

3 people

€25,298.4

€59,164

€76,913

1 person + 2 dependants

€38,856

€70,638

€91,829

4

4 people

€38,856

€70,638

€91,829

1 person + 3 dependants

€46,222

€84,043

€109,256

5

5 people

€46,222

€84,043

€109,256

1 person + 4 dependants

€52,016

€94,571

€122,942

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

2. Leaving the house

You can be forced to leave your home when your income (the resources of all the people in your household) exceeds a maximum amount for 2 consecutive years:

Amount above which the accommodation must be returned (Paris and neighbouring communes)

Accommodation

Total annual income above which the dwelling must be returned to the landlord

1

1 person

€49,072

2

2 people

€73,341

Young couple

€96,141

1 person + 1 dependant

€96,141

3

3 people

€96,141

1 person + 2 dependants

€114,787

4

4 people

€114,787

1 person + 3 dependants

€136,570

5

5 people

€136,570

1 person + 4 dependants

€153,678

6

6 people

€153,678

The lessor informs you of your situation as soon as the results of the survey show, for the 2e year in succession, exceeding the maximum allowed.

You must leave the accommodation within 18 months from 1to January of the year following the results of the survey showing, for the 2e year in succession, the maximum allowable income exceeded.

Example :

For overshooting in 2021 and 2022 (2 consecutive years):

  • The deadline runs from 1to January 2023
  • You must leave the house by the 1to July 2024

The lessor notifies you, by registered letter with notice of receipt or by act of Commissioner of Justice (formerly act of judicial officer), the departure deadline 6 months before the end of the 18-month period.

The landlord does not have to make any relocation proposal.

3. However, the obligation to leave the dwelling may disappear

You do not have to leave your home if you are in at least 1 of the following situations:

  • You reach the age of 65 until the year that appears for the 2e consecutive times the maximum allowable income is exceeded
  • During the 18-month period, your income falls below a certain amount. This amount corresponds to the maximum income to get a social housing PLS

Example :

For income too high in 2021 and 2022, the procedure stops if you reach the age of 65 in 2021 or in 2022.

Maximum amount to stay in the accommodation after a drop in income (Paris and neighbouring communes)

Accommodation

Maximum annual income

1

1 person

€32,715

2

2 people

€48,894

Young couple

€64,094

1 person + 1 dependant

€64,094

3

3 people

€64,094

1 person + 2 dependants

€76,525

4

4 people

€76,525

1 person + 3 dependants

€91,047

5

5 people

€91,047

1 person + 4 dependants

€102,452

6

6 people

€102,452

You are 65 or older

You can stay in your home, regardless of your income.

But you may be forced to pay extra rent when the total income of the housed person exceeds a maximum amount:

Overrent: amount from which the overrent is due (Paris and neighbouring communes)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation 

Housing PLUS 

PLS accommodation 

1

1 person

16,614

€30,198

€39,257

2

2 people

€27,080.4

€45,133

€58,673

Young couple

€25,298.4

€59,164

€76,913

1 person + 1 dependant

€25,298.4

€59,164

€76,913

3

3 people

€25,298.4

€59,164

€76,913

1 person + 2 dependants

€38,856

€70,638

€91,829

4

4 people

€38,856

€70,638

€91,829

1 person + 3 dependants

€46,222

€84,043

€109,256

5

5 people

€46,222

€84,043

€109,256

1 person + 4 dependants

€52,016

€94,571

€122,942

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You're disabled

If you are disabled or have a person with a disability to support you, you can stay in your home, regardless of your income.

However, you may be required to pay extra rent when the total annual income of the housed person exceeds a maximum amount:

Overrent: total annual income from which it is due when at least one person has the mobility and disability inclusion card (Paris and neighbouring communes)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation 

Housing PLUS 

PLS accommodation 

1 person

€27,080.4

€45,133

€58,673

2 people

€25,298.4

€59,164

€76,913

3 people

€38,856

€70,638

€91,829

4 people

€46,222

€84,043

€91,829

5 people

€52,016

€94,571

€122,942

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You live in a priority area

When your accommodation is located in a city policy priority area, you don't have to pay extra rent and you can't be forced to leave your home, even if your income is increasing sharply.

Rest of Île-de-France

General case
1. Pay rent

You can be obliged to pay extra rent where the total annual income of the persons housed exceeds a maximum amount:

Surrent: Total annual income from which it is due (rest of Ile-de-France)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation 

Housing PLUS 

PLS accommodation 

1

1 person

16,614

€30,198

€39,257

2

2 people

€27,080.4

€45,133

€58,673

Young couple

€32,551.2

€54,252

€70,528

1 person + 1 dependant

€32,551.2

€54,252

€70,528

3

3 people

€32,551.2

€54,252

€70,528

1 person + 2 dependants

€35,741

€64,985

€84,480

4

4 people

€35,741

€64,985

€84,480

1 person + 3 dependants

€42,313

€76,930

€100,008

5

5 people

€42,313

€76,930

€100,008

1 person + 4 dependants

€47,614

€86,570

€112,542

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

2. Leaving the house

You can be forced to leave your home where the total annual income of the persons lodged exceeds a maximum amount for 2 consecutive years:

Total annual income above which the accommodation is to be returned (rest of Ile-de-France)

Accommodation

Maximum Allowable

1

1 person

€49,072

2

2 people

€73,341

Young couple

€88,160

1 person + 1 dependant

€88,160

3

3 people

€88,160

1 person + 2 dependants

€105,600

4

4 people

€105,600

1 person + 3 dependants

€125,011

5

5 people

€125,011

1 person + 4 dependants

€140,677

6

6 people

€140,677

The lessor informs you of your situation as soon as the results of the survey show, for the 2e year in succession, exceeding the maximum.

You must leave the premises within 18 months from the 1to January of the year following the results of the survey showing, for the 2e year in succession, exceeding the maximum.

Example :

For overshooting in 2021 and 2022 (2 consecutive years):

  • The deadline runs from 1to January 2023
  • You must leave the house by the 1to July 2024

The lessor notifies you, by registered letter with notice of receipt or by act of Commissioner of Justice (formerly act of judicial officer), the departure deadline 6 months before the end of the 18-month period.

The landlord does not have to make any relocation proposal.

3. However, the obligation to leave the dwelling may disappear

You do not have to leave your home if you are in at least one of the following situations:

  • You reach the age of 65 until the year that appears for the 2e consecutive exceeding of the maximum amount allowed
  • During the 18-month period, your income falls below a certain amount. This amount corresponds to the total annual revenues to obtain a social housing PLS

Example :

For income too high in 2021 and 2022, the procedure stops if you reach the age of 65 in 2021 or in 2022.

Maximum amount to stay in a dwelling after a drop in income (Île-de-France)

Accommodation

Maximum Allowable

1

1 person

€32,715

2

General case

€48,894

Young couple

€58,773

1 person + 1 dependant

€58,773

3

General case

€58,773

1 person + 2 dependants

€70,400

4

General case

€70,400

1 person + 3 dependants

€83,340

5

General case

€83,340

1 person + 4 dependants

93,785

6

6 people

93,785

You are 65 or older

You can stay in your home, regardless of your income.

But you may have to pay extra rent when the resources of the people living in your home exceed a maximum amount:

Surrent: Total annual income from which it is due (rest of Ile-de-France)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation 

Housing PLUS 

PLS accommodation 

1

1 person

16,614

€30,198

€39,257

2

2 people

€27,080.4

€45,133

€58,673

Young couple

€32,551.2

€54,252

€70,528

1 person + 1 dependant

€32,551.2

€54,252

€70,528

3

3 people

€32,551.2

€54,252

€70,528

1 person + 2 dependants

€35,741

€64,985

€84,480

4

4 people

€35,741

€64,985

€84,480

1 person + 3 dependants

€42,313

€76,930

€100,008

5

5 people

€42,313

€76,930

€100,008

1 person + 4 dependants

€47,614

€86,570

€112,542

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You're disabled

If you are disabled or have a person with a disability to support you, you can stay in your home, regardless of your income.

But you may be required to pay an additional rent when the total annual income of the housed person exceeds a maximum amount:

Overrent: total annual income from which the overrent is due when at least one person has the mobility and disability card (rest of Île-de-France)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation

Housing PLUS

PLS accommodation

1 person

€27,080.4

€45,133

€58,673

2 people

€32,551.2

€54,252

€70,528

3 people

€35,741

€64,985

€84,480

4 people

€42,313

€76,930

€100,008

5 people

€47,614

€86,570

€112,542

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You live in a priority area

When your accommodation is located in a city policy priority area, you don't have to pay extra rent and you can't be forced to leave your home, even if your income is increasing sharply.

Province

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General case

1. Pay rent

You can be obliged to pay extra rent when the resources of the people living in your dwelling (such as PLAI, PLUS or PLS) exceed a maximum amount.

Surrent: total annual revenues from which it applies (province)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation

Housing PLUS

PLS accommodation

1

1 person

€14,438

€26,254

€34,130

2

2 people

€21,037

€35,060

€45,579

Young couple

€25,298.4

€42,162

€54,811

1 person + 1 dependant

€25,298.4

€42,162

€54,811

3

3 people

€25,298.4

€42,162

€54,811

1 person + 2 dependants

€28,148.4

€50,900

€66,171

4

4 people

€28,148.4

€50,900

€66,171

1 person + 3 dependants

€32,934

€59,878

€77,841

5

5 people

€32,934

€59,878

€77,841

1 person + 4 dependants

€37,116

€67,483

€87,728

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

2. Leaving the house

You can be forced to leave your home where the total annual income of the persons lodged exceeds a maximum amount for 2 consecutive years:

Total annual income above which the housing is to be returned (province)

Accommodation

Maximum Allowable

1

1 person

€42,662

2

2 people

€56,973

Young couple

€68,513

1 person + 1 dependant

€68,513

3

3 people

€68,513

1 person + 2 dependants

€82,713

4

4 people

€82,713

1 person + 3 dependants

€97,301

5

5 people

€97,301

1 person + 4 dependants

€109,660

6

6 people

€109,660

The lessor informs you of your situation as soon as the results of the survey show, for the 2e year in succession, exceeding the ceiling.

You must leave the premises within 18 months from the 1to January of the year following the results of the survey showing, for the 2e year running, resource overrun.

Example :

For overshooting in 2021 and 2022 (2 consecutive years):

  • The deadline runs from 1to January 2023
  • You must leave the house by the 1to July 2024

The lessor notifies you, by registered letter with notice of receipt or by act of Commissioner of Justice (formerly act of judicial officer), the departure deadline 6 months before the end of the 18-month period.

The landlord does not have to make any relocation proposal.

3. However, the obligation to leave the dwelling may disappear

You do not have to leave your home if you are in at least one of the following situations:

  • You reach the age of 65 until the year that appears for the 2e consecutive exceeding of the maximum amount allowed
  • During the 18-month period, your income falls below a certain amount. This amount corresponds to the maximum annual income to obtain a social housing PLS

Example :

For income too high in 2021 and 2022, the procedure stops if you reach the age of 65 in 2021 or in 2022.

Maximum amount to stay in a dwelling after a drop in income (province)

Accommodation

Province

1

1 person

€28,441

2

2 people

€37,982

Young couple

€45,676

1 person + 1 dependant

€45,676

3

3 people

€45,676

1 person + 2 dependants

€55,142

4

4 people

€55,142

1 person + 3 dependants

€64,867

5

5 people

€64,867

1 person + 4 dependants

€73,107

6

6 people

€73,107

You are 65 or older

You can stay in your home, regardless of your income.

But you may be forced to pay extra rent when the total income of the housed person exceeds a maximum amount:

Surrent: total annual revenues from which it applies (province)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation

Housing PLUS

PLS accommodation

1

1 person

€14,438

€26,254

€34,130

2

2 people

€21,037

€35,060

€45,579

Young couple

€25,298.4

€42,162

€54,811

1 person + 1 dependant

€25,298.4

€42,162

€54,811

3

3 people

€25,298.4

€42,162

€54,811

1 person + 2 dependants

€28,148.4

€50,900

€66,171

4

4 people

€28,148.4

€50,900

€66,171

1 person + 3 dependants

€32,934

€59,878

€77,841

5

5 people

€32,934

€59,878

€77,841

1 person + 4 dependants

€37,116

€67,483

€87,728

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You're disabled

If you are disabled or have a person with a disability to support you, you can stay in your home, regardless of your income. But you may be required to pay an additional rent when the total annual income of the housed person exceeds a maximum amount:

Overpayment: the total annual income from which it is due when at least 1 person has the mobility inclusion disability card (province)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

PLAI accommodation

Housing PLUS

PLS accommodation

1 person

€21,037

€35,060

€45,579

2 people

€25,298.4

€42,162

€54,811

3 people

€28,148.4

€50,900

€66,171

4 people

€32,934

€59,878

€77,841

5 people

€37,116

€67,483

€87,728

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You live in a priority area

When your accommodation is located in a city policy priority area, you don't have to pay extra rent and you can't be forced to leave your home, even if your income is increasing sharply.

Overseas

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General case

1. Pay rent

You can be obliged to pay extra rent where the total income of the persons housed exceeds a maximum amount.

This maximum amount depends on the type of social housing (LLTS, LLS or PLS).

FYI  

To find out what type of accommodation you have, ask your landlord.

Overpayment: total annual income from which it is due (overseas)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

LLTS accommodation 

LLS accommodation

PLS accommodation 

1

1 person

€17,722

€23,628

€30,717

2

2 people

€23,665

€31,554

€41,020

Young couple

€28,459

€37,946

€49,330

1 person + 1 dependant

€28,459

€37,946

€49,330

3

3 people

€28,459

€37,946

€49,330

1 person + 2 dependants

€34,357

€45,810

€59,553

4

4 people

€34,357

€45,810

€59,553

1 person + 3 dependants

€40,417

€53,890

€70,056

5

5 people

€40,417

€53,890

€70,056

1 person + 4 dependants

€45,551

€60,734

€78,955

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

2. Leaving the house

You can be forced to leave your home where the total annual income of the persons lodged exceeds a maximum amount for 2 consecutive years:

Total annual income above which the accommodation is to be returned (Overseas)

Accommodation

Maximum Allowable

1

1 person

€38,396

2

2 people

€51,276

Young couple

€61,662

1 person + 1 dependant

€61,662

3

3 people

€61,662

1 person + 2 dependants

€74,442

4

4 people

€74,442

1 person + 3 dependants

€87,571

5

5 people

€87,571

1 person + 4 dependants

€98,694

6

6 people

€98,694

The lessor informs you of your situation as soon as the results of the survey show, for the 2e year in succession, exceeding the ceiling.

You must leave the premises within 18 months from the 1to January of the year following the results of the survey showing, for the 2e year running, resource overrun.

Example :

For overshooting in 2021 and 2022 (2 consecutive years):

  • The deadline runs from 1to January 2023
  • You must leave the house by the 1to July 2024

The lessor notifies you, by registered letter with notice of receipt or by act of Commissioner of Justice (formerly act of judicial officer), the departure deadline 6 months before the end of the 18-month period.

The landlord does not have to make any relocation proposal.

3. However, the obligation to leave the dwelling may disappear

You will not have to leave your home if you are in at least 1 of the following situations:

  • You reach the age of 65 until the year that appears for the 2e consecutive exceeding of the maximum amount allowed
  • During the 18-month period, your income falls below a certain amount. This amount corresponds to the maximum annual revenue to obtain a social housing PLS

Example :

For income too high in 2021 and 2022, the procedure stops if you reach the age of 65 in 2021 or in 2022.

Maximum amount to stay in the house after a drop in income (overseas)

Persons in accommodation

Maximum

1

1 person

€25,597

2

2 people

€34,184

Young couple

€41,108

1 person + 1 dependant

€41,108

3

3 people

€41,108

1 person + 2 dependants

€49,628

4

4 people

€49,628

1 person + 3 dependants

€58,381

5

5 people

€58,381

1 person + 4 dependants

€65,796

6

6 people

€65,796

You are 65 or older

You can stay in your home, regardless of your income.

But you may be required to pay an additional rent when the total annual income of the housed person exceeds a maximum amount:

Overpayment: total annual income from which it is due (overseas)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

LLTS accommodation 

LLS accommodation

PLS accommodation 

1

1 person

€17,722

€23,628

€30,717

2

2 people

€23,665

€31,554

€41,020

Young couple

€28,459

€37,946

€49,330

1 person + 1 dependant

€28,459

€37,946

€49,330

3

3 people

€28,459

€37,946

€49,330

1 person + 2 dependants

€34,357

€45,810

€59,553

4

4 people

€34,357

€45,810

€59,553

1 person + 3 dependants

€40,417

€53,890

€70,056

5

5 people

€40,417

€53,890

€70,056

1 person + 4 dependants

€45,551

€60,734

€78,955

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You're disabled

If you are disabled or have a person with a disability to support you, you can stay in your home, regardless of your income.

But you may be required to pay an additional rent when the total annual income of the housed person exceeds a maximum amount:

Overpayment: the total annual income from which it is due when at least 1 person has the mobility-inclusion-disability card (overseas)

Accommodation

Amount of annual revenue from which overrent is due

LLTS accommodation

LLS accommodation

PLS accommodation 

1 person

€23,665

€31,554

€41,020

2 people

€28,459

€37,946

€49,330

3 people

€34,357

€45,810

€59,553

4 people

€40,417

€53,890

€70,056

5 people

€45,551

€60,734

€78,955

FYI  

the roommate should not be counted in lodging.

You live in a priority area

When your accommodation is located in a city policy priority area, you don't have to pay extra rent and you can't be forced to leave your home, even if your income is increasing sharply.

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