Winter break: 30,000 tenants threatened with eviction

Winter break: 30,000 tenants threatened with eviction

The month of June marks the end of the winter break, which had been postponed for two months with the crisis. More than 30,000 tenants are again threatened. The 12/13 editorial staff met a father who fears for his integrity and that of his family.

Winter break: 30,000 tenants threatened with eviction

It is a threat that has been hovering for years for an anonymous man. That of an expulsion, which is becoming more and more real. The owner of his home wants to sell it on June 17th. He will soon be deported with his wife and son. “I am afraid for my wife and my son. He’s 17, he’s too young“, He laments. This family has lived in 22 square meters for 13 years. The apartment is in bad shape stateand costs 535 euros per month. Yet this construction worker has always paid the rent.

“I’m scared, I’m 17”

In February 2020, the court ruled the family a priority for social housing. However, no solution has been found. For the young high school student, the situation is worrying. “I really think we’re going to be expelled (…) but then we won’t be able to do anything. They said they were going to use force, it scares me I’m 17“, He regrets. In the context of a pandemic, many evictions were avoided last year. The government, for its part, asked the prefect not to expel anyone without a housing solution.