A poorly housed person in Paris. - © D. Bancaud / 20 Minutes

The years go by and the observation remains final. The Abbé-Pierre Foundation unveils its annual report on Thursday on the state of poor housing in France. In a "context of concern marked by social, economic and environmental disturbances", in the words of the president of the organization, Laurent Desmard, we are witnessing a real "rooting of poor housing," said the report.

Some people are deprived of personal accommodation, and must live in hotels, accommodation centers, third parties, and even on the street. Others certainly have a roof, but have no heating, no toilet, or live in a few square meters. In total, there are 4 million in France suffering from poor housing. To better understand this scourge, 20 Minutes has compiled the key figures from the Foundation's 2020 report.


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  • Housing
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  • Bad housing
  • SDF
  • unhealthiness