Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 4

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Intermediate social housing in the Paris metropolitan area

Magdalena Górczyńska

Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 4, pp. 537-554
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0073

Abstract

Intermediate social housing in France constitutes a segment of housing with regulated rents with incomeeligibility limits that are higher than in standard social housing, giving access to wider group of households.It is at aiding middle income households retain accessibility to housing, especially in cases of tight real estatemarkets, or to infuse a social mix. Using the database on social housing in 2014 and the population censusof 2011, this article explores the distribution of intermediate social housing at departmental and communallevels in the Paris metropolitan area and the range of landlords who manage this stock. Secondly, it investigatesmore indepthly the role of intermediate social housing in the communes which are perceived to be sociallydifferentiated. Finally, this paper provides different explanations for the phenomenon of rent reductionin intermediate social housing.

Keywords: intermediate social housing, housing policy, middle-income households, Paris metropolitan area