Insee Focus · January 2023 · n° 289In 2021, the decline in the number of housing assistance beneficiaries slightly less
marked in the Priority Neighbourhoods
In December 2021, half of the people living in a Priority Neighbourhood of the urban policy received housing benefits from the family allowance funds. This proportion was significantly higher than in the country as a whole (17%) ; indeed, the standard of living of recipients is lower in these neighbourhoods, the share of tenants was twice as high and social housing comprised 70% of the main residences. The number of households receiving housing benefits fell sharply in Priority Neighbourhoods between late 2020 and late 2021 (-7.2%), mainly as a result of the reform introduced in January 2021 and the improved economic situation. This decrease was slightly less than for the French territory overall (-8.8%).