After a 2020 financial year very impacted by the health crisis (685 housing units delivered, compared to 1,010 in 2019) and only 91 million euros invested the same year (compared to 136 million in 2019), Toulouse Métropole Habitat (TMH) is looking to the future . “We are relaunching our investments by optimizing ourselves on the measurement of equity securities voted in June 2021 by the Métropole, up to 10 million euros, this will allow us to produce 750 housing units from 2023; and there is no denying that we will not be asking for new participation certificates from the Métropole next year”, indicates Bertrand Serp, president of Toulouse Métropole Habitat. “At this rate, our ambition is to have produced 3,000 to 4,000 additional housing units by the end of the mandate. »
Sale in BRS from 2023
Since the 2018 finance law, which required landlords to diversify their sources of funding, Toulouse Métropole Habitat has also developed the sale of its assets, with the marketing of part of its housing. “We are betting on three components”, describes Bertrand Serp. “On the one hand the sale of old housing offered as a priority to tenants of social housing, according to the device of rental accession. 2021, we will also indicate the sale of new housing in Vefa and, from next year, it will be the sale according to the device of the real solidarity lease (BRS), which makes it possible to dissociate the sale of the building and the land. »
In 2021, the public housing office sold 102 old homes and 52 new homes and will sell the first 200 lots in BRS in 2023 in the agglomeration. With these assisted sale mechanisms, the metropolitan landlord is marketing a supply of housing that is 20% cheaper than vacant housing. “Many young workers, under 40, couples, families with young children, are seduced by these formulas”, describes the Toulouse elected official.
Priority to renovation
Another major concern of the metropolitan landlord: the renovation of its buildings. In Les Pradettes, 2.5 million euros have been invested to renovate the Les Ferrets residence, while in Les Minimes, the major renovation of the Cité bleue (248 housing units on a 1.5 hectare plot) is in progress. Classes. The complex, property of the HLM Toulouse Métropole Habitat office, is the subject of a rehabilitation program until 2024. This “drawer” operation will combine demolitions, reconstructions, and rehabilitations, and it is planned to spend an overall envelope of 12.4 million euros. To carry out this operation, the metropolitan public office (contracting authority and developer) appointed, after a call for tenders, a project management mission for public spaces to an urban planning and landscaping agency in Lyon, Lieux Fauves. The building permit expected for this month of July will be split into lots for the start of work scheduled for early 2023.
In the photo: Toulouse Métropole Habitat – client and developer – renovating La Cité bleue in Les Minimes. Credit: Toulouse Métropole Habitat.