MOUVEMENT HLM in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

Having been formed as a result of the merger of Association Régionale des Organismes d’HLM de Rhône-Alpes [the federation of housing associations of the Rhône-Alpes region] and Association des Organismes HLM d’Auvergne [the federation of housing associations of the Auvergne region], AURA HLM covers 102 social housing bodies with a total of 10,000 employees and a combined social housing stock of 530,000 rental social housing units, spread across the districts of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, with 16,000 new housing units being developed annually.

These activities are designed to address 3 strategic aims : regional and infra-regional bargaining ; developing long-term partnerships, representing the member organisations on key housing bodies and contributing towards devising housing policies at the various territorial government levels, acting as their interface with the national level, ensuring territorial structuring ; thanks to long-lasting co-operation arrangements between the bodies involved, and a close partnership with the representatives of the State and of local authorities, fostering careers by enabling the employees of the member organisations to network.


4, rue de Narvik – 69008 Lyon
Tél : 04 78 77 01 07


The Métropole de Lyon is born on January 1st 2015 : this is a unique local authority created from the merger between Communauté Urbaine de Lyon and the Conseil Général du Rhône, on the 59 cities that define the Grand Lyon territory, to make public action more efficient, faster, and more coherent on the territory.

As for housing, the Métropole de Lyon defines, implements and realizes, the habitat and housing strategy on the 59 cities, as stated in the urban and housing planning program (in French PLU-H).

This dynamic and solidary policy aims to bring adapted and diverse answers to the needs of all households: homeownership (free and related prices), rental intermediary housing and social housing, specific habitat dedicated to disability or elder fields, housing for youth and students, travellers,…

In partnership with many other stakeholders (other services from the Metropole, cities, national State, landlords, real estate, NGO’s…) the Métropole acts on the whol housing chain, on the private stock, collective or social. It encourrages and support the production and the renewal of the habitat offer (8.000 to 8.500 new dwellings produced each year, including 4.000 social housing), improvement of the existing stock quality, access and tenure durability in housing.


Métropole de Lyon
20, rue du Lac – CS 33569
69 505 Lyon Cedex 3
Tél : 04 78 63 40 40


Housing Europe is the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing Established in 1988, it is a network of 45 national and regional federations which together gather about 43.000 public, social and cooperative housing providers in 24 countries. Altogether they manage over 26 million homes, about 11% of existing dwellings in the EU.

Social, public and co-operative housing providers have a vision of a Europe which provides access to decent and affordable housing for all in communities which are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable and where everyone is enabled to reach their full potential.

Housing Europe
The European Federation for Public, Cooperative and Social Housing
18, Square De Meeus – 1050 – Ixelles, Brussels BELGIUM


L’Union sociale pour l’habitat (Social Union for Housing- USH) represents around 730 social housing associations (Hlm) through its five federations (la Fédération nationale des Offices Publics de l’Habitat, les Entreprises sociales pour l’habitat, la Fédération nationale des Sociétés coopératives d’Hlm, l’Union d’économie sociale pour l’accession à la propriété et la Fédération nationale des Associations régionales d’organismes d’habitat social).

USH operates around 3 main missions :

  1. it’s the national representative body of the social housing sector towards the public authorities, the media, other relevant stakeholders and the wider public
  2. it runs research and studies on topics relevant to the housing sector that feed into its housing policy suggestions
  3. it informs, consults and helps its members facilitate and develop their activites and professional skills.

USH members own and manage 4,8 million homes, offering housing to more than 10 million people. USH is supported by 12.000 volunteers while it employs 82.000 staff members.

14, rue Lord-Byron – 75 384 Paris Cedex 08
Tél : 01 40 75 78 00