Accounting in part for the aid to the stone

The aid to the stone, which cost this year to 468 million euros, are they effective? These subsidies, paid to the HLM organizations to produce more social housi

Accounting in part for the aid to the stone

The aid to the stone, which cost this year to 468 million euros, are they effective? These subsidies, paid to the HLM organizations to produce more social housing suitable for low-income households, fulfil their mission? In a report on the subject released Wednesday, the Court of accounts is a response to mi-figue, mi-raisin.

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Side satisfaction, the steady reduction in aid to the stone during the years 2010 doesn't prevent France to build more than 100,000 HOUSING per year, a very high level in the european Union. The explanation? If the aid to the stone were more in 2017 than 8.5 % of the funds to build social housing (compared with 12.5% in 2012), the loans have taken over, growing in the same time span of almost four points to climb to 79.3 %. This confidence of the lenders, including the Caisse des dépôts, is powered by the new funding of the aid to the stone set up in mid-2016, with the creation of the Fnap (national Fund of aid to the stone). Now, 92 % of its funds come from Action Housing (former 1 % Housing) or HLM organizations themselves ; the rest being provided by the common deficient in social HOUSING. In other words, this resource is secure and cannot be reviewed downward in a finance act.

On the other hand, the Court of accounts is less laudatory about the policy of rents in HOUSING built with the aid of the stone. Normally, these rents must not exceed that, very exceptionally, a ceiling set by the administration. However, last year, the average rent fixed for the tenants of the HLM just delivered in the Île-de-France and Paca (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'azur) has exceeded the 18 % ceiling. This prevents the poorest households to access social housing. To get out of this downward spiral, the Court of auditors recommends redirecting a portion of the aid to the stone to social housing organisations who will commit to building HOUSING for rent-less, reserved for members of the public in great difficulty.

Updated Date: 30 August 2019, 00:00

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