The SAMU Social

If you find yourself alone, in the street, and without a housing solution, call 115, the number of the Samu Social. The Samu Social will inform you on different points: the possibilities of emergency accommodation, but also day care, meal distribution…

The Crous

As a student, you can ask the Crous for help. All crous have places for emergency accommodation.

Aurore Association

An association that can welcome you and offer you emergency accommodation.
They can be reached at 01 53 02 94 94, or 


For all your housing-related problems, your preferred contacts are the social services of the CASVP or the Permanences sociales d’accueil (PSA). Whether it is to advise you if you are experiencing financial difficulties, to inform you of your rights or to assist you with your housing problems, the social workers will seek the most appropriate solutions to your needs.
your needs. Adil 75 and ESH can also provide you with advice and support.
– Free personalized legal information and advice on housing (lawyers)
– Information on housing assistance schemes 
– Housing law 
– Prevention of evictions: information on procedures and legal support and guidance on 01 42 79 50 39
By appointment: At the head office: Monday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am – 12:45 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (to make an appointment: 01 42 79 50 51)
46 bis, boulevard Edgar-Quinet – 14th district M° EdgarQuinet or Montparnasse-Bienvenüe
– General legal advice: 01 42 79 50 50;;

The 115

If you find yourself in the street in a situation of distress, the 115 can come to your aid 24/7. This call will give you all the information you need (administrative procedures, addresses, etc.). The 115 will also give you the opportunity to request an accommodation bed. Every year, the City of Paris mobilizes its services within the framework of the Winter Emergency Plan to reinforce the marauding and to welcome homeless people at night in its gymnasiums, certain municipal halls and, for the first time this year, in a dedicated place (from 6:00 pm to 8:30 am on weekdays, all day long, on weekends and holidays). They are offered a bed, a hygiene kit, a dinner heated on the spot and a breakfast. They are welcomed by volunteers and a multidisciplinary team in charge of accompanying them towards a more permanent solution (social workers, psychologists, doctors…).

SOS Canapé is a project set up by the association ESN France, which aims to support students in precarious situations by offering them temporary accommodation in local homes. The project is based on the principle of solidarity and mutual aid between students and members of the community.

The objective of SOS Canapé is to allow students in difficulty to find emergency accommodation for a limited period of time, while promoting cultural exchanges and conviviality between hosts and guests. The hosts are private volunteers who make available a room or a sofa in their home for one night up to 5 nights.

SOS Canapé is based on an online platform that allows students to submit a request for accommodation and locals to offer their accommodation. Members of the ESN Paris association coordinate and manage the project, ensuring the safety and well-being of both students and hosts.

SOS Canapé is an innovative project that meets a real need among students in precarious situations. It allows to create social links between students and the Parisian community, while offering a temporary and free accommodation solution for students in difficulty.

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