In March 2016, a partnership was concluded between the social landlord I3F and the association Esperer 95, as part of the call for projects launched by the State and the Social Union for Housing, concerning “the implementation place of 10,000 supported social housing units ”. The program supports initiatives carried out by social landlords aimed at promoting access to and maintenance in housing for households in great difficulty. It is part of the Housing First plan today. The objective of the agreement was thus signed for over three years (from 2016 to 2018) and targets two French departments (Yvelines and Val d’Oise) on the outskirts of Paris, to facilitate access to family housing. The action continues until June 2019.
Facilitated housing is categorized as follows:
Housing of population groups in difficult family situations and/or affected by housing exclusion elsewhere
This program makes it possible to stimulate new approaches and / or to renew existing practices, in particular between donors and associations (partnership platforms of accompaniment for a global approach of the situation, setting up of a mobile team, temporary subletting to avoid eviction or temporary colocation at very low cost for households coming from the street) but also to strengthen links with actors in health, justice and alike.
Its assessment highlights its added value, its complementarity with common law systems, by offering ways to respond to the very specific needs of fragile audiences. This is why the USH and the Ministry of Housing are working today to ensure the sustainability of this proven program which contributes to the objectives set by the government within the framework of Housing First.