Once you have registered with aivancity, it is advisable to carry out your research as soon as possible. Several options and advice on different housing options (student residences, shared flats, intergenerational housing, housing search tools) and some practical information on housing assistance are available below.
an association that offers intergenerational cohabitation free of charge or at a lower cost. The principle? To be accommodated in a senior citizen's home in exchange for presence in the evenings and at night, for services rendered or for a small rent.
Individual accommodation for renting alone or shared accommodation
Marcel Bonnet Residence of the ALJT
36 rue Marcel Bonnet, 94230 Cachan
Shared flat-sharing is an option that allows you to reduce your costs without losing your rights to personalised housing assistance (APL).
On the CAF website you will find details of applications for housing aid: personalised housing aid (APL), family housing allowance (ALF) or social housing allowance (ALS).
So do not hesitate to consult their site and make a simulation of assistance to find out your rights.
Assistance in obtaining a deposit
The VISALE - Visa pour le Logement et l'Emploi guarantee, which replaces the CROUS' CROUS' Caution Locative Étudiante (Clé) system, is a guarantee granted by Action Logement. For private landlords (owners), it is a reliable and free guarantee in case of unpaid rent or damage and exempts tenants from having to provide any other security when they submit their rental application.
The procedure, which is completely paperless, is carried out directly on the VISALE site and allows you to obtain a response within 48 working hours. The request must be submitted prior to the inventory of fixtures and the signature of your new rental contract. Please note that the VISALE guarantee does not exempt you from taking out housing insurance, which remains compulsory and for which you can also apply online.
Guides are available on Campus France: guide in English / guide in French.
It is also possible to benefit from other financial aid such as the Loca-Pass advance for the security deposit or the Mobili-Jeune subsidy to reduce the rent each month. As soon as your applications are made and your lease is signed, consider taking a step ahead of your move (signing an electricity, water and gas contract).
There are 3 catering points near the campus, including the university restaurant, which offers varied menus at attractive prices for students.
The ESTP Cafeteria
28 avenue du Président Wilson - 94234 Cachan cedex, France
Telephone : 01 41 98 39 80
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