Prevention of building degradation in Paris
2021 results

In addition to the 5,000 alerts that Parisians make each year to the City of Paris services, linked to problems with their housing, Apur has compiled a list of buildings showing signs of fragility that justify the state of the building being checked as a preventive measure. The number of buildings thus identified has steadily been decreasing for several years: 148 buildings in 2021.

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Since 2008, the City of Paris and the Paris Urbanism Agency (Apur) have together been following a procedure to prevent Parisian buildings from deteriorating. For this purpose, Apur, each year, compiles a list of private residential buildings in Paris whose characteristics require that their state be verified. Each year, the City of Paris Department of Housing and Accommodation (DLH) is informed of between 150 and 300 buildings that require to be examined as a preventive measure, in addition to the 5,000 housing risk reports made to the DLH by households. A total of 1,278 buildings have been identified through this procedure over the past 14 years.

Faced with a lot of insalubrious and dangerous conditions in the early 2000s, the City of Paris carried out a wide-scale plan from 2002 to 2018, which enabled almost 2,200 buildings¹ to be treated. Although this plan led to a vast majority of sub-standard housing being reintegrated, there are each year some run-down buildings which tip over into degraded or dangerous situations while others which are fragile, encounter significant difficulties which, over time, could lead to sub-standard conditions. This explains the continuation of several schemes to combat sub-standard housing and why public authorities remain vigilant.

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