The European Metropolis of Lille has set itself the goal of facilitating access to quality housing for all. Find all the steps and useful adresses to help you in your housing search and to prepare your move under the best possible conditions.

Private housing

You want to find housing thanks to personalised support ? You can be helped by relocation companies which provide customised services according to your needs and your expectations.   

Here a not exhaustive list of relocation companies :

Good to know : services to help you with your rental housing search can be financed by MOBILI-PASS upon presentation of a relocation invoice, under certain conditions.

Find your new home on your own

There are a lot of tools which can help you to find your home by your own :

Housing Information Centres (CIH) can provide you with information and advice free of charge for all legal, financial and tax issues concerning housing. 

Real-estate agencies are connecting tenants with landlords. You can find real-estate agencies in your city that are affiliated with a professional association, ensuring reliability, rigour and service.

The internet advertising provide offers from individuals and professionals for property sales, rentals or flat-sharing : le bon coin, particulier à particulier...

You can find the list of property developers-builders in the Nord Region on the property developers’ federation (FPI) website.


Student housing

There are housing benefits for financing housing for your children during their studies: Personalised Housing Aid (APL) and Social Housing Benefits (ALS). More information at

Here a list of all the residence for the student : Catholic University Halls of Residence, Halls of Residence run by the CROUS and you can also find student accommodation at :


Social Housing

What is social housing ? Social housing is subsidised housing that can be granted depending on your income level. 

Who is eligible? Anyone with French citizenship or authorised to stay on French soil, and whose income does not exceed the threshold calculated based on the number of people living in the household.

How to apply? You must present an application form that is the same for all social housing providers. You can create and access to your application for social housing via the website :

Prepare your move

You can find all the informations about housing, public or private education and administrative procedures to anticipate your move under the best possible conditions in "A newcomer's guide to Lille".