The homeless and poorly housed: the situation in the 2000s
A total of 133,000 people in metropolitan France (mainland + Corsica) were homeless in the second half of the 2000s. Of the total, 33,000 were experiencing severe hardship (living in the street or emergency shelters), and 100,000 were put up for longer durations in social shelters or government-subsidized housing. Another 117,000 people, also without personal housing, resorted to individual solutions such as paying for hotel rooms or boarding in private homes. In addition, 2.9 million people were living in dwellings without amenities or in overcrowded dwellings. Of this total, 127,000 were living in accommodation that combined the two shortcomings.