Posted on April 5, 2012

Almost 80% of Social Housing in Paris Goes to Africans

A study was carried out among those who had been allocated social housing in the Ile-de-France (Greater Paris) region between 2009 and 2010.

A majority of the persons interviewed were born abroad (79.7%) and mainly in sub-Saharan Africa (77.9%).


Sub-Saharan Africans were 77.9% of the foreigners and North Africans were 13.9%. So, in total, Africans accounted for more than 90% of all the social housing allocated to foreigners, which itself was approximately 80% of the whole.

[Editor’s Note: The study was carried out by the Ile de France branch of the National Federations of Associations for Welcoming and Social Readjustment (FNARS).]