Social housing regulations by French municipal authorities

Act of 18 January 2013 developed by Cécile Duflot strengthens provisions introduced by Article 55 of the Act of 13 December 2000 on solidarity and urban renewal (SRU).

How many social homes per municipality?

The Act No. 2013-61 of 18 January 2013 on the mobilization of public land for housing and strengthening the social housing production obligations requires municipalities with over 3,500 inhabitants outside the Ile-de-France (and more than 1 500 inhabitants in the Ile-de-France) included in a metropolitan area or a public intermunicipal cooperation (EPCI) with fiscal over 50,000 including at least one municipality of over 15,000, having a total number of social housing units representing at least 25% of primary residences and enables a five-fold increase penalties.

The rate is maintained at 20% of social housing to municipalities, belonging to an agglomeration or an EPCI with their own tax whose situation of the existing housing stock does not justify an additional production effort.

The law for access to housing and planning a renovation of 24 March 2014 (called ALUR Act) came strengthen penalties municipalities that do not meet their obligations in this field, notably with the possibility to increase the prefects up five times the initial removal of the municipalities that do not meet their three-year production targets of social housing.