France's thousands of employed but homeless

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Recent official studies estimate that almost 16,000 homeless people in France are in regular employment. The problem is particularly acute in Paris, where the private property market has soared in price and publicly-managed subsidised housing falls far short of demand. Here, Thomas Saint-Cricq interviews five homeless people in and around the capital holding down daytime jobs while living rough, in emergency shelters or squats at night.

 

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Almost 16,000 homeless people in France are in regular employment according to an estimate by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, INSEE, published in April.