Can we give priority to French social housing?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – Marine Le Pen wants to assert the “national preference” for low-cost housing. Given the constitutional and European constraints, is this possible?

THE QUESTION.All French people, whether of French origin or having obtained French nationality, must be able to benefit from national priority in housing“. Marine Le Pen came out of the closet a proposal she had already made three years ago. In other words, for the president of the National Rally (RN), you have to be French to rent an HLM. Which, according to her, is far from being the case: “Immigrant households are twice as often tenants of low-cost housing than other households“, Affirms Marine Le Pen who sees it as a”total deviation from the primary mission of social housing by a form of foreign priority“. “Social housing being financed by the French, it is logical that it should be allocated primarily to the French in difficulty ”, she adds. What about in reality? In addition, this proposal, if the finalist in the 2017 presidential election was elected in six months, would it be legally possible or would it risk being rejected by the Constitutional Council?

CHECKS. In France, the social rental stock has more than 5 million housing units (figure as of January 1, 2020), according to the Ministry of Ecological Transition on which the housing portfolio depends. A figure up 1.3% over one year. An HLM is allocated,

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