Observatory to prevent housing becoming run down in Paris - 2017 results

Aerial view of housing in Paris, 9th district © ph.guignard@air-images.net
Following the completion of the 2002-2010 Reintegration of Substandard Housing Plan, the process of preventing housing from becoming dilapidated, begun in 2008, continues in Paris. Its aim is to prevent buildings from becoming run down and to avoid new buildings from falling into the downward spiral towards insalubrity. Similarly to previous years a statistical analysis was carried out based on indicators which highlight any potential difficulties such as small rented accommodation, formal warnings about security or hygiene, diagnostics of access to lead, intervention by the Paris fire-brigade, the number of social housing applications, unpaid water bills as well as the presence of termites and residential building having previously been hotels providing furnished social accommodation. This leads to buildings being graded according to their possible risk of deterioration.  
In 2017, this work revealed 276 private housing buildings showing signs of dilapidation. They are for the most part co-owned buildings in the north-east districts of Paris (10th, 11th, 18th, 19th, 20th). Since 2014, the number of alerts on buildings has reduced. This fall is the sign of a slow but sure improvement among the Parisian stock of old housing. 
Carried out in partnership with the key players in the fight against substandard housing in Paris these measures form part of a monitoring and preventive process whose statistical evidence is available for use by the City of Paris Department of Housing responsible for monitoring the hygiene and security of buildings so that they can intervene as early as possible.


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