Gecina and Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, AP-HP are linking up to provide accommodation for nursing staff after they graduate, making it easier for them to access housing.
This partnership will help AP-HP to position itself more attractively in order to meet its recruitment needs.
Gecina has set out a commitment to offering 70 rental properties to AP-HP, primarily one-bed furnished apartments, spread across residences in Paris City, La Défense, Bagnolet and Saint-Denis. These residences combine outstanding locations close to hospitals and excellent transport links, with travel times of less than 30 minutes for healthcare staff to reach their workplaces. The future residents will benefit from good quality functional housing and a practical and welcoming living environment. The first tenants are scheduled to arrive at the end of October and start of November 2020.
During the health crisis, Gecina actively responded to France’s national solidarity effort by offering accommodation, within its residences where apartments had been vacated by students, for healthcare workers based at or deployed in hospitals across the Paris Region.
“With AP-HP, Gecina, through its YouFirst Campus brand, aims to make life easier for healthcare workers and support their first steps in their careers by enabling them to access good quality housing that is aligned with their needs. This partnership illustrates Gecina’s commitment to offering housing for the middle classes and helping create inclusive cities”, confirms Méka Brunel, Gecina’s Chief Executive Officer.
“For AP-HP, the high cost of housing in the Paris Region represents a real obstacle to recruiting and retaining professionals. Our goal is to facilitate access to housing, particularly for young graduates who are starting out in their careers with AP-HP”, explains Martin Hirsch, Director General of AP-HP.