20% social housing by 2020 – means and perspectives

20% social housing by 2020 – means and perspectives
This study looks at ways of achieving the objective set by the Solidarity and Urban Renewal Law, which stipulates a minimum figure of 20% for social housing in Paris by 2020. The study considers the various possible ways of creating social housing and assesses their construction potential, based on a series of cost calculations.
The study shows that, taking underlying assumptions into account, between 54,000 – 68,000 new dwellings could be built over the period 2006 – 2020. The burden of work would be shared between development schemes, the reserves established by the Local Urbanism Plan PLU, new build in scattered areas (thanks to the so-called 25% rule, overstepping of the Land Use Co-Efficient – COS - and to the building contributions of social housing organisations), acquisition and agreement operations and the way the National Housing Agency - ANAH - has worked with private landlords.
It seems that by adding the net growth in the number of principal residences (estimated, on average over the period, at 1000 to 1300 per year) to present housing stock, reaching a figure of 20% social housing by 2020 would mean creating at least 56,000 more social housing units over the period dating from January 1st, 2007. It is an ambitious but realistic objective and would require all the partners to work especially hard for the duration, in terms not only of rates of acquisition and supply of land, but also monitoring the various stages of implementation of every one of the projects.


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