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Individualized support program for beneficiaries of international protection towards housing and employment


The associationSUPPORTSpilot in the Haut-Rhin the programTO ACT


TO ACTis a comprehensive and individualized support program for refugees towards employment and housing.

It consists of a departmental one-stop shop for the integration of refugees aimed at ensuring a seamless integration process for refugees.

This support is offered for a maximum of 24 months and allows everyone to facilitate access to rights (right to stay, social and family benefits, access to health, in particular
mental health, support for parenthood, access to a bank account, exchange of driving licence, etc.), to be accompanied to housing adapted to their personal and family situation,
and towards employment and training.

The ambition of the programTO ACTis to lead at least 60% of the beneficiaries of international protection (BPI) accompanied towards employment or training, and 80% towards housing.

ACT: for employment and
housing for people

500,000 beneficiaries of international protection (BPI) are settled in France, more than a third of whom have been granted the status in recent years. The integration of BPIs is a major challenge for the cohesion of our society.


Intended to stay permanently in our territory, they must be able to access work and housing in particular, essential factors for integration.


Global support programs, responsible for providing an individualized response to the various support needs encountered by BIPs in their integration process, offer the greatest guarantee of success with long-term access for their beneficiaries to
employment and housing.


Who can enter the
ACT program?

major and minor BPI signatories of the Republican Integration Contract (CIR).
Beneficiaries must have been granted international protection for less than
two years, i.e. they can benefit from the program the year of obtaining their
status, or the year after obtaining their status. This support is offered to them by
the operator of the department where they are domiciled and usually reside.

AGIR is not compulsory: the beneficiaries join the program on a voluntary basis.


Individualized support is carried out in a logic of securing the course in conjunction with the public services of
common law, in particular the public employment service, and the managers of specific programs to which the BPIs are directed.

It is adapted according to the needs relating to the personal situation of BIPs, aims to remove the obstacles identified for their integration and their possibility of being accompanied by common law in an autonomous manner.

The two objectives of the program in terms of employment and housing are interdependent:

access to housing must be based on housing solutions that can be mobilized according to the employment or training situation of the people supported; access to employment must promote
maintenance in housing and on the territory
long-term of the people supported.

What accompaniment?

Support is offered for a maximum of 24 months.

It should be an average of 20 months.

Regular contact with the people supported, at least every two months,

is carried out to ensure the fluidity of the course as well as group workshops.

The support ends when the household has permanent housing in which it is installed and autonomous, and when the BPI wishing to work has entered a qualifying or certifying training course, a work-study contract or has a permanent job (CDI or CDD over 6 months). 

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