Social housing: a low rent hamlet on Ile de Ré

On 5 December, Hameau de Rochefort, in Bois-Plage-en-Ré, which consists of 40 low-rent houses, was inaugurated. It responds to strong social rental pressure on Ile de Ré. Banque des Territoires from Caisse de Dépôts lent more than €4mn for this project, i.e. more than 70% of the total cost of the operation.

Property & housing

Inauguration du Hameau de Rochefort

The Rochefort Hamlet provides a response to the significant social pressure weighing on Ile de Ré: the young households working on the island are experiencing great difficulties in finding affordable housing. The Community of Municipalities therefore decided to create 400 assisted housing units by 2020 to meet this need.


The Rochefort Hamlet offers 40 controlled-rent homes, ranging from 2 room apartments to 5 room apartments, for a monthly rent of between €360 and €778. These housing units - all located around a central green area - include a private garden and have received the Effinergie label, a guarantee of energy savings for renters.


For this project, Caisse des Dépôts’ Banque des Territoires has loaned over €4mn, that is over 70% of the operation’s total cost with SA Le Foyer, a social housing company, as the project manager. The latter has built and manages over 6,000 housing units across 4 départements: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Gironde and Haute-Vienne.


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