Housing crisis: Government targets 30,000 transitional housing units built annually

Elisabeth Borne is visiting Dunkirk this Thursday. The Prime Minister revealed ways to respond to the housing crisis.

Housing is once again the focus of the government. During his trip to Dunkirk, the Prime Minister revealed new ways to respond to the real estate crisis. The measures, which should be concrete, are intended to intensify the construction of housing and facilitate access to it for the people who need it most, i.e. students and the middle classes.

But as Elisabeth Borne said in June, “there is no magic bullet”. And in reality, the announced measures will not shake the sector. First of all, about inter-rental housing, otherwise known as “Pinel institutions”, the Prime Minister announces that he will double the production of this housing within 3 years. They would go from 15,000 a year to 30,000 a year. To this end, the government plans to invest one billion euros, half of which would come from the state and the Caisse des Dépôts, and the other half from institutional investors.

Elisabeth Borne will then announce that in a few days she will present an interdepartmental plan to create an additional 35,000 student accommodation spaces within three years. In addition to bailing out developers, the government will call for another buyback plan after CDC Habitat and Action Logement bought 47,000 homes.

20 priority territories

After the transition of about 150 cities to tense zones (including Dunkirk), recorded a month and a half ago, the government wants to expand to other territories. The challenge is to enable more cities to access certain construction support schemes (such as PTZ or transitional rental housing).

And finally, the government will designate 20 priority areas for housing production. The prefects will submit proposals (for example, the conversion of already artificial areas such as wastelands) and the state will announce the 20 selected sites early next year. The goal is to build 1,500 housing units on average in each area or 30,000 in total within 3 years.

The government wants to further accelerate the social housing sector. The five-year deal is due to be signed on Friday 17 November with Action Logement. The HLM Pact provides 1.2 billion euros for renovation and 8 billion euros for borrowing capacity for the construction of social housing. The government is also planning a plan to combat degraded co-ownership.

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