2021 Social Housing Figures in Paris - 2022 Edition

The social housing stock continued to develop in Paris, reaching a ratio of 24.5% in 2022 once the financed, non-delivered housing was included. However, the pressure of demand did not diminish. Nearly 250,000 households were registered applicants for housing in Paris, 132,00 of which were Parisian residents.

Caserne de Reuilly, Paris 12e - Maître d’ouvrage : Paris Habitat © Émilie Chaix - Ville de Paris


This note brings together the main figures on social housing in Paris: the number of social housing units, the development of the stock since 2001 in accordance with the SRU Act and the annual social housing applications and allocations. The Government and the City of Paris officially registered 260,563 operational, SRU social housing units on 1st January 2021: this represents 22.4% of main residences. The official number of social housing units on 1st January 2022 is not yet known, however, given the social housing programmes that were delivered in 2021 (2,120 units), it should reach 262,683 (22.6% of main residences). If the financed social housing being built or renovated is added, the ratio of social housing rises to approximately 24.5%.

In Paris, the aim laid down in article 55 of the SRU Act is to reach 25% of social housing among main residences. In addition, the “Development and Renovation of the Housing Stock by 2035” strategy adopted by the City of Paris in mid-2022 sets the target of reaching 40% of public housing, 30% of which is social rental housing, by 2035. To achieve this, Paris is pursuing a fourfold objective: to increase the number of social housing units so as to reach the benchmark fixed by the SRU Act, to distribute them more evenly throughout the city, to produce family housing in response to the demand in Paris and to diversify the rental offer within the same building to ensure a social mix. There is a very real need in all districts. While the geographical rebalancing is in progresses, 40% of social housing is concentrated in only three Parisian districts: the 13th, 19th and 20th, each of which are home to more than 35,000 social housing units.

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