For all rentals in France, you can, under certain conditions, receive personalized housing assistance (APL in french). This aid is paid by the Caisse des Allocations Familiales (CAF).
What are the requirements for touching APL?
First of all, the dwelling must be under an agreement, i.e. the owner (lessor) must have signed an agreement with the State which gives the right to LPAs. This is why it is essential to ask your landlord directly in the letterbox whether APL is possible in his or her accommodation.
The allocation of APLs to the tenant depends on several factors:
- Household resources (if you are attached to your parents for tax purposes, their income must be taken into account).
- From the place of your accommodation
- Whether the accommodation is your main residence
If you would like to find out more about the APL and all the conditions that must be met to benefit from it, you can go to the Public Service website: Aide personnalisée au logement (APL)
How is the amount of APL calculated?
The Caisse des Allocations Familiales uses a scale to estimate the amount of APL. To do this, it takes into account the applicant's resources in year N-2 (for example, if you apply in 2020 you will need to fill in your income for 2018), the geographical location of the accommodation, your professional situation and the composition of your household.
How to make an APL simulation?
You can make a simulation of APL to estimate the amount of aid you are entitled to by clicking on the link below: Estimate your rights
Please note: From 1st January 2021, the calculation of the APL will no longer be done in the same way. It will now be based on the applicant's income over the last 12 months and no longer on resources dating back two years.
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