CAF: housing aid (APL and ALS)
Three types of housing assistance can be granted depending on the accommodation and your personal situation:
- Social Housing Allowance (ALS) if you are a single student or a couple, with no dependents
- The Family Housing Allowance (ALF) if you are an isolated student or in a couple with dependents, in mainland France or in the French overseas departments
- Personalized housing assistance (APL) is for single students or couples with or without dependents, who live in a dormitory with a convention in metropolitan France.
These three aids can not be cumulated between them.
To benefit from student housing assistance (ALS, ALF or APL):
- You must be a French citizen.
If you are a citizen of the European Economic Area (Eee) or Switzerland, you must provide proof of a right to stay, that is to say, be a student, be covered by health insurance and certify sufficient resources.
If you are in a different situation, you must have a valid residence permit;
- You must hold your lease (except for non-emancipated minors);
- You must not be related to the owner of your acommodation (the owner must not be a parent or grandparent of yourself or your spouse, cohabiting partner or partner);
- You must have resources of less than a certain amount (for information purposes, a single person at the SMIC has no right to housing assistance);
- You must pay a housing charge (rent or royalty);
- You must reside in a decent accommodation with minimum comfort
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Attention: the accommodation in which you live must not belong to your parents!