An abandoned house, located at 5 impasse Flammarion in Avignon, will be completely rehabilitated to create five housing units for young people aged 18 to 30 in social difficulty and who have a job integration project.
This is the project set up by three associations: Housing Young Vauclusethe Local Youth Mission of Greater Avignon and Social Alternative Housing (HAS), via the signing of a three-party agreement. The house to be rehabilitated belongs to the City of Avignon and the Loger Jeunes Vaucluse association has signed a 32-year rehabilitation lease, which allows it to rent the property to the City. The association will carry out the work at its expense and at the end of the lease, the City will recover the completely renovated house.
The rehabilitation works began in March 2022 and should last 9 months, with delivery scheduled for the last quarter of 2022. Project management is provided by Loger Jeunes Vaucluse, while project management is assigned to the firm Frederic Passet (Nimes). The chosen architect is Bastien Richard, author of the building permit.
A residence to promote living together in Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue
The renovation consists of redoing the entire interior of the current house by accepting an internal staircase and five dwellings: 1 T2 of 48 m2 on the ground floor as well as a common room of 18.78 m2 at the same level, and 4 T1 bis of 30 m2 each, including two duplexes. Storage areas and a technical room are also planned. The total living area will be 162 m2. The house, 200 m2 of floor, is located on a plot of 700 m2which will be fitted out with a vehicle by the impasse Flammarion and access for pedestrians by the avenue de St Jean, 10 minutes walk from the city center of Avignon.
Search for the best energy performance
The future Flammarion shared house aims to achieve exemplary energy performance, at BBC reno level (Low energy renovation building). ” Dual panels, that is to say solar and photovoltaic, make it possible to supply both hot water, by solar, and also heating via photovoltaic which supplies a heat pump. All first floor accommodation will have underfloor heating while the ground floor T2 will be heated by the heat pump. The objective is to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce the rest to be borne by the young people welcomed “, explains Christian Lauvin, president of Loger Jeunes Vaucluse. After work, the house, currently in energy classification G, will reach energy level B.
A social support project
Beyond the real estate rehabilitation project, the Flammarion shared house aims to support young people aged 18 to 30, towards the realization of their personal training or employment project, with a view to their social reintegration. “For this, Habitat Alternatif Social (HAS) is responsible for social support, while the Mission Locale Jeunes du Grand Avignon provides them with assistance with their professional integration. Loger Jeunes Vaucluse only takes care of the works part,” explains Christian Lauvin. The rehabilitation will be carried out by local companies, partly as part of an integration project.
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The total cost of the investment amounts to 475,000 euros including tax, partly financed by public subsidies from several local authorities (the State with the Aided rental loan for integration, Grand Avignon within the framework of the Local Plan of the Habitat, the Sud Paca Region within the framework of the Regional Contracts for Territorial Balance and the department of Vaucluse within the framework of the Departmental Housing Plan).
The rest of the financing is provided by a loan to the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, sponsorship (Vinci Foundation for the City, Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence Foundation, Caisse d’Épargne Foundation, etc.), support from the Abbé Pierre Foundation , and finally by the equity of Loger Jeunes Vaucluse. In addition, the association launched a crowdfunding campaign on March 22, 2022 on the occasion of the laying of the first stone, accessible on the ” Small Stones “.