Sub standard housing is housing that endangers
the health of tenants and / or the neighborhood.
The two main factors are unhealthy:
• a frame and / or damaged equipment (moisture,
fire hazards, faulty heating and risk of carbon
monoxide poisoning, etc.).
• abnormal conditions of occupancy (misuse,
overcrowding, renting a room no opening to the outside).
Substandard housing is assessed using a list
of 29 criteria on hygiene and health, including:
• the total area of housing (housing less than
9m2 and ceiling height is less than found unsafe 2m20)
• the state of buildings: cracked walls, stairs
or unstable soils, high humidity
• sanitation (lack of potable water supply,
hot water or siphon drainage, lack of shower
and toilet separate from the kitchen and the main room)
• the electrical installation (if installation is substandard or does not)
• heating (if the facility does not allow sufficient heating)
• materials (asbestos or lead)
• the lack of openness to the outside