The second confinement could worsen the situation of the most precarious. Many people are struggling to pay their rents: in October, unpaid bills doubled, reports France 2, Wednesday 11 November.
They are students, self-employed or employed at home, and the crisis prevents them from paying their rent. “I had to pay only part of my rent in order to be able to continue paying for food. It’s unfortunate to say but I would rather eat than pay my rent… It’s simple, I’m ashamed ”, confesses a young graduate of a business school, who rents an apartment for 750 euros per month in Paris. Consultations for late payment have increased by 15% since September.
Aid for the most modest
Thomas Reynaud’s company, which vouches for the tenants, also indicates that the files for non-rent–paid doubled in October. “Currently we see them mainly outside the capital and outside the major centers-cities, so in regions where it is thought that teleworking is less easily deployed“, He explains. The Ministry of Housing indicates that certain exceptional aid has been released by Action Logement: up to 300 euros for the most modest and 900 euros for job seekers.