Homeless: “30,000 evictions are planned by the end of the year”, warns the spokesperson for the DAL

Homeless: “30,000 evictions are planned by the end of the year”, warns the spokesperson for the DAL

While the government has announced the maintenance of 43,000 emergency accommodation places until March 2022, the spokesperson for the Droit au Logement association recalls that the winter break will end on June 1.

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The 43,000 emergency accommodation places for homeless people opened during the first confinement will be maintained until March 2022, the government announced on Friday, May 21. But the winter break will end on June 1, 2021. “30,000 evictions are planned by the end of the year, what are we going to do with all these families that we are going to put on the streets?”, asks, on franceinfo, the spokesperson of the association Droit au Logement (DAL) Jean-Baptiste Eyraud. He calls for “requisition” and to “Strengthen the tax on vacant housing”.

franceinfo: 43,000 emergency accommodation places have been extended until March 2022, is that good news?

Jean-Baptiste Eyraud:It’s good for those who are sheltered and who will stay, but you know, it’s been the law since 2009. In fact, any homeless person must be taken care of by the 115, a device under the responsibility of the. ‘State, and welcomed until an orientation towards a solution of stabilization or a rehousing. So basically the government is starting to apply the law.

The second remark is that we are soon at the end of the winter eviction truce, but 30,000 evictions with police intervention are scheduled for this year. And what are we going to do with all these families that we are going to put on the streets?

How to really change the system?

The solution is simple. It should be remembered that we have 3.5 million vacant dwellings in our country. That’s a million more than ten years ago. And we could very well start requisitioning. Not necessarily overwhelmingly, but we think that we must push on incentives and encouragement to large owners of vacant homes. They can very well appeal to associations and sign a rehabilitation lease. There are a bunch of devices out there. In our opinion, we must also strengthen the tax on vacant housing. What we are basically asking for is that the laws that protect people on the streets be respected. It is also a state responsibility.

What is missing ? Political will?

Yes, clearly. That is to say that today, we will rather help the real estate community. We will encourage expensive housing, allow real estate and land prices to rise in tense areas, carry out urban planning policies that send the most fragile households a little further to the periphery and destroy working-class neighborhoods. .

L’IT’Stat has put tens and tens of billions of euros in the economy during the health crisis. Why didn’t he put in a little to help tenants in difficulty?