Entrepreneur and essayist, Robin Rivatonhas published "Smiles, we are filmed" (Alfpha, 2023) and "The City for all" (L'Observatoire, 2019).
THE FIGARO. - In February 2022, you spoke of a "social bomb" to evoke the housing crisis. Today, the situation has worsened further. How do you explain it?
Robin RIVATON. - The structural problems I pointed out last year are still there. Contrary to a widespread myth, France is no longer so much a country of owners. Worse still, it is one of the countries with the largest ownership gap between the least and wealthiest households. In 2022, 57% of metropolitan households own their principal residence. This proportion of the population has been frozen since 2006, whereas it had been growing steadily since the 1980s. As homeownership pathways are blocked, people stay rented longer, which prevents people from renting more.
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