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What are the conditions for obtaining social housing?

Verified 01 janvier 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Access to intermediate housing in 2022: resource ceilings

Resource ceilings applicable from 1to January 2022 are not yet known.

These new ceilings will be established by order.

Once this text is published, this page will be updated.

To get social housing (or housing), you have to apply for it and respect income conditions. The amount of the maximum income allowed depends on the type of housing, its location and the number of persons to be accommodated. For social housing located in Dom, maximum specific amounts apply. They are not presented on this page.

Province

You must indicate all persons who will live in the accommodation:

  • You (applicant)
  • Your coapplicant : civil partnership or partner or partner, or a member of your family who is not dependent on you (only among grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, brother, sister)
  • People and children on your or your tax notice coapplicant
    These include children with disabilities regardless of their age, children under the age of 21 (including in alternative care if reported at the home of each parent), students under the age of 25 and persons with a mobility disability inclusion card (or disability card).
  • Children subject to access and accommodation

If you wish to live with someone other than these, you will occupy the shared housing. Your roommates can be:

  • family members (only cousin, cousin, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece)
  • or people who do not belong to your family (friends, work colleagues)

  FYI : you must specify roommates on your application for social housing. In addition, each of them must apply for social housing, where the other housemates are listed.

To obtain housing, the total annual income of homemakers must not exceed a maximum amount.

The revenue taken into account is reference tax income of year n-2, which is recorded on tax notice n-1.

For a housing application made in 2022, this is the reference tax revenues for 2020 on the 2021 tax notice.

Maximum

The maximum amount depends on the number of people to stay. The following are considered "persons to lodge":

  • You (applicant)
  • Your coapplicant : civil partnership or partner or partner, or a member of your family who is not dependent on you (only among grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, brother, sister)
  • People and children on your or your tax notice coapplicant
    These include children with disabilities regardless of their age, children under the age of 21 (including in alternative care if reported at the home of each parent), students under the age of 25 and persons with a mobility disability inclusion card (or disability card).

  FYI : children who are subject to the right of access and accommodation and roommates are not taken into account.

General case

1 person

Total 2020 revenues must not exceed €27,481

2 people

Maximum income to obtain social housing in the provinces

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

2 people

€36,700

Young couple

€44,134

1 single person with 1 dependant

€44,134

3 people

Maximum income to obtain social housing in the provinces

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

3 people

€44,134

1 single person with 2 dependants

€53,281

4 people

Maximum income to obtain social housing in the provinces

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

4 people

€53,281

1 single person with 3 dependants

€62,678

5 people

Maximum income to obtain social housing in the provinces

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

5 people

€62,678

1 single person with 4 dependants

€70,639

6 or more

Maximum income to obtain social housing in the provinces

Number of persons

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

6 people

€70,639

Per additional person

+ €7,879

At least 1 person has mobility disability inclusion card 

Maximum income to obtain social housing in the provinces

Number of persons to be accommodated

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

1 person

€36,700

2 people

€44,134

3 people

€53,281

4 people

€62,678

5 people

€70,639

  FYI : if your income exceeds these amounts, you may be offered a PLI accommodation because revenue cap [application/pdf - 137.6 KB] for a PLI is higher.

Exceptions

To obtain social housing, the income taken into account is the reference tax income of year n-2, which is recorded on tax notice n-1.

For a housing application made in 2021, this is the reference tax revenues for 2019, recorded on the 2020 tax notice.

Your income can be valued differently, in some cases:

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Your income went down

If your current revenues have decreased by at least 10% compared to those of year n-2, it is possible that your revenues of year n-1 or those of the last 12 months will be taken into account. To do this, you need to provide documents showing the decline in your income. A certificate of honour drawn up by yourself is not accepted.

Example :

You apply in 2022 and your current revenues are lower than those of 2019. If the decline is at least 10%, then it is possible that your 2021 earnings or those of the 12 months preceding your social housing application will be taken into account.

You no longer live with the person you reported your taxes with

If your tax notice includes your income and that of the person you lived with couple, it is possible that only your income is taken into account. To do this, you must be in one of the following situations:

  • You're in divorce. You must also provide one of the following documents:
    • Non-conciliation order
    • Copy of the referral to the Family Court
    • Evidence of a lawyer certifying that divorce proceedings by mutual extrajudicial consent are ongoing
    • Decision of the judge or the order of protection issued by the Family Court (in case of emergency)
  • You're divorced. A divorce judgement or, in the case of divorce by mutual consent, a registered agreement must also be provided.
  • Your Civil partnerships is dissolved. The birth certificate marked must also be provided Civil partnerships dissolved.
  • Your spouse or partner Civil partnerships passed away. A copy of the death certificate or family record must also be provided.
  • You are a victim of violence within your couple. A complaint receipt must also be provided
  • You are married, a beneficiary of international protection and you reside alone in France

Your Civil partnership partner is hosted in Ehpad

If your spouse or partner Civil partnerships is hosted in a Ehpad, accommodation that you pay can be deducted from your income, up to a certain limit.

Evaluate your potential for social housing

It is possible to estimate whether it is more or less easy for you to obtain social housing, depending on your income and the location of the social housing you are requesting:

You can apply for social housing online or on-site (cash register).

In Ile-de-France

You must indicate all persons who will live in the accommodation:

  • You (applicant)
  • Your coapplicant : civil partnership or partner or partner, or a member of your family who is not dependent on you (only among grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, brother, sister)
  • People and children on your or your tax notice coapplicant
    These include children with disabilities regardless of their age, children under the age of 21 (including in alternative care if reported at the home of each parent), students under the age of 25 and persons with a mobility disability inclusion card (or disability card).
  • Children subject to access and accommodation

If you wish to live with someone other than these, you will occupy the shared housing. Your roommates can be:

  • family members (only cousin, cousin, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece)
  • or people who do not belong to your family (friends, work colleagues)

  FYI : you must specify roommates on your application for social housing. In addition, each of them must apply for social housing, where the other housemates are listed.

To obtain housing, the total annual income of homemakers must not exceed a maximum amount.

The revenue taken into account is reference tax income of the year n-2, which is recorded on the tax notice of the year n-1. For a housing application made in 2022, these are reference tax revenues for 2020, listed on the 2021 tax notice.

Maximum

The maximum amount depends on the number of people to stay. The following are considered "persons to lodge":

  • You (applicant)
  • Your coapplicant : civil partnership or partner or partner, or a member of your family who is not dependent on you (only among grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, brother, sister)
  • People and children on your or your tax notice coapplicant
    These include children with disabilities regardless of their age, children under the age of 21 (including in alternative care if reported at the home of each parent), students under the age of 25 and persons with a mobility disability inclusion card (or disability card).

  FYI : children who are subject to the right of access and accommodation and roommates are not taken into account.

General case

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.

Paris and neighbouring communes

1 person

Total 2020 revenues must not exceed €31,611

2 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in Paris or in a neighbouring town

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

2 people

€47,243

Young couple

€61,931

1 single person with 1 dependant

€61,931

3 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in Paris or in a neighbouring town

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

3 people

€61,931

1 single person with 2 dependants

€73,941

4 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in Paris or in a neighbouring town

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

4 people

€73,941

1 single person with 3 dependants

€87,974

5 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in Paris or in a neighbouring town

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

5 people

€87,974

1 single person with 4 dependants

€98,994

6+
Maximum income to obtain social housing in Paris or in a neighbouring town

Number of persons

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

6 people

€98,994

Per additional person

+€11,032

Rest of Île-de-France

1 person

2019 total revenues must not exceed €31,611

2 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in the rest of Ile-de-France

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

2 people

€47,243

Young couple

€56,789

1 single person with 1 dependant

€56,789

3 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in the rest of Ile-de-France

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

3 people

€56,789

1 single person with 2 dependants

€68,024

4 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in the rest of Ile-de-France

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

4 people

€68,024

1 single person with 3 dependants

€80,527

5 people
Maximum income to obtain social housing in the rest of Ile-de-France

Person Types

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

5 people

€80,527

1 single person with 4 dependants

90,619

6+
Maximum income to obtain social housing in the rest of Ile-de-France

Number of persons

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

6 people

90,619

Per additional person

+€10,097

At least 1 person has mobility disability inclusion card

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.

Paris and neighbouring communes

Maximum income to obtain social housing in Paris or a neighbouring town

Number of persons to be accommodated

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

1 person

€47,243

2 people

€61,931

3 people

€73,941

4 people

€87,974

5 people

€98,994

Rest of Île-de-France

Maximum income to obtain social housing in the rest of Ile-de-France

Number of persons to be accommodated

2020 Maximum Total Annual Revenue

1 person

€47,243

2 people

€56,789

3 people

€56,789

4 people

€68,024

5 people

€80,527

  FYI : if your income exceeds these amounts, you may be offered a PLI accommodation because revenue cap [application/pdf - 137.6 KB] for a PLI is higher.

Exceptions

To obtain social housing, the income taken into account is the reference tax income of year n-2, which is recorded on tax notice n-1.

For a housing application made in 2021, this is the reference tax revenues for 2019, recorded on the 2020 tax notice.

Your income can be valued differently, in some cases:

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

Your income went down

If your current revenues have decreased by at least 10% compared to those of year n-2, it is possible that your revenues of year n-1 or those of the last 12 months will be taken into account. To do this, you need to provide documents showing the decline in your income. A certificate of honour drawn up by yourself is not accepted.

Example :

You apply in 2022 and your current revenues are lower than those of 2019. If the decline is at least 10%, then it is possible that your 2021 earnings or those of the 12 months preceding your social housing application will be taken into account.

You no longer live with the person you reported your taxes with

If your tax notice includes your income and that of the person you lived with couple, it is possible that only your income is taken into account. To do this, you must be in one of the following situations:

  • You're in divorce. One of the following documents must be provided:
    • Non-conciliation order
    • Copy of the referral to the Family Court
    • Evidence of a lawyer certifying that divorce proceedings by mutual extrajudicial consent are ongoing
    • Decision of the judge or the order of protection issued by the Family Court (in case of emergency)
  • You're divorced. The court must then provide the divorce judgement or, in the case of divorce by mutual consent, the registered agreement.
  • Your Civil partnerships is dissolved. The birth certificate marked Civil partnerships dissolved.
  • Your husband is dead. A copy of the death certificate or family record must be provided.
  • You are the victim of violence within your couple, attested by the receipt of a complaint
  • You are married, a beneficiary of international protection and you reside alone in France

Your Civil partnership partner is hosted in Ehpad

If your spouse or partner Civil partnerships is hosted in a Ehpad, accommodation that you pay can be deducted from your income.

You can apply for social housing online or on-site (cash register).