Participatory housing, a vector of social bond for the construction of a resilient territory

France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Short presentation

Overall, the project aims to promote participatory housing in the territory as a solution to strengthen intergenerational solidarity, and more broadly to participate in the construction of a more resilient territory.


Develop and raise awareness of participatory housing

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Participatory housing is part of a social utility approach by placing residents at the heart of housing production, in an innovation approach that responds to recognized societal issues: strengthening of cooperation practices and ties of solidarity , affordable housing, eco-construction and environmental approach, aging well together.

Actions implemented

Faced with a regular increase in the population, the majority of the municipalities of the Haute-Provence-Luberon territory must meet a double need: provide for the creation of new quality housing and take into account the low level of resources of part of the population (single people, single-parent families, seniors, etc.).

Some rural communities are facing an aging population and a lack of attractiveness for young families due in particular to the gradual closure of local shops and the lack of economic dynamism in these villages.

Participatory housing is developing in France and in the PACA region, and arouses increasing curiosity and demand on the part of citizens who aspire to live in this type of habitat and more broadly to include their approach in a change of societal model.
Global cost (in Euros) :  €

Other information

Project's start year : 2018

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

• The "top": regional coordination and departmental branches to promote cooperative housing as a solution to attract new inhabitants to rural areas
• Points of vigilance: explain the functioning of participatory housing well and show its diversity
• Good practices (in terms of approach, tools or levers): The project obtained LEADER funding in 2018 and was supported by the GAL Haute Provence Luberon.


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Contact : Pierre LEVY ou Charlotte GARCIA (

Supported by LEADER

Supported by LAG Haute Provence Luberon (