Izidom concept

Nantes, France Local social sustainability, Organizational structures, Target groups of housing


This concept was by Vilogia was created to tackle housing needs for young active adults with high mobility, such as interim workers, stagiaires, apprentices. It consists of residences in different cities comprising 10-40 small units, completely equipped, with communal spaces and outside areas. They are close to the city centres and well served by public transport. Units are let on the basis of simplified administrative procedures, flexible arrangements, affordable rent, possibility to get help for paying guarantee deposit, available to people receiving housing allowances.

Issues tackled

Izidom is a temporary accommodation solution furnished and equipped with attractive rents. Izidom makes it possible to respond to the needs expressed by young people who have to face different stages simultaneously: decohabitation, professional mobility, housekeeping, … Izidom also meets the expectations of economic partners to house their young employees. This housing solution primarily targets young people trying to gain access to employment and promotes the coming together and meeting of young people of various backgrounds. Vilogia aims to support young people and to encourage them to exchanges with their fellow residents (sharing professional experience, testimony, etc.) in order to allow them to build their own professional project.

By priority, these populations are:

  1. Young people aged 18 to 26: having access to their first job, on an apprenticeship or seasonal contract, on an interim contract or on a fixed-term contract of more than 3 months, from neighborhoods located in urban renewal zones, with access at first job, without mobility criteria;
  2. Trainees from 18 to 26 years old, with a long-term internship contract (more than 6 months) agreed and paid;
  3. Business creators or buyers up to the age of 30 who are registered in a specific approved support procedure (ADIE, Entreprendre en France, Boutiques de Gestion, Réseau Entreprendre…);
  4. Students with a limit of 20% of enrollment subject to justifying economic and social difficulties and an identified local need.