End of the winter break: “Putting tens of thousands of people on the street” is “a crime”, according to the Right to Housing association

End of the winter break: “Putting tens of thousands of people on the street” is “a crime”, according to the Right to Housing association

According to the association, 30,000 tenants are threatened with eviction with the end of the winter break on Monday.

Gathering of the Right to Housing association in front of the Paris Police Prefecture, May 19, 2021. Illustrative photo.  (JEROME LEBLOIS / HANS LUCAS / Via AFP)

“To put tens and tens of thousands of people on the streets is unacceptable”, assured Sunday, May 30 on franceinfo Jean-Baptiste Eyraud, spokesperson for the association Droit au logement (DAL) which is organizing a demonstration in Paris to denounce the end of the winter truce on Monday and the risk of expulsion of families in difficulty.

According to the association, 30,000 tenants are threatened with eviction. “We are in a period when rents are soaring and the real estate community is earning a lot, a lot of money”, denounces the spokesperson for the DAL, who adds that “The problem is that everything is done so that those who have money earn money, while those who cannot find housing live in terrible conditions or are threatened with eviction.”

“We must have a policy to accommodate everyone”

“These are often people who have done all they can, deplores Jean-Baptiste Eyraud. Yes, there are some exceptions, bad payers that we are systematically put forward to say that we have to evict more quickly and put on the streets. ”

“Homeless, we die on average at the average age of 40 and have a life expectancy of 15 years. It’s a real crime to let this policy lead, add the word of the association Droit au logement. Today we have to pursue a policy to accommodate everyone. We must massively produce social housing and urgently requisition vacant housing belonging to wealthy owners. ”