Infotech Rental evictions are on the rise, the Abbé Pierre Foundation is alarmed

Rental evictions are on the rise, the Abbé Pierre Foundation is alarmed

With 6,600 households evicted from their homes, rental evictions have started to rise again in 2021, announced the Abbé Pierre Foundation on Monday, October 25.

“A figure that could exceed 8,000 households at the end of October”, indicates the association in a press release.

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“We are going to enter a winter break but the sword of Damocles remains there. Many households have tried to make do so far but the fragility of households remains worrying ”, said Christophe Robert, general delegate of the foundation.

Conquest of Abbé Pierre after the winter of 1954, the winter truce usually suspends rental evictions between November 1 and March 31, offering each year a respite to thousands of modest households in France.

A longer truce

Due to the health and economic crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government announced in February that it would be extended this year by two months, until May 31.

In 2020, the winter break was extended until July 10, already due to the health crisis.

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Last year 3,500 people were evicted, a figure down from 2019 (16,900) due to the extended winter break.

“If she welcomed these measures”, the Abbe Pierre Foundation “Notes, on the eve of the new winter break, that they were not sufficient”, according to its press release. “We can fear, in 2022, an amplification of the procedures as was the case at the end of the economic crisis of 2008, which had seen the effective expulsions jump by nearly 57% in 10 years”, she adds.

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In its press release, the association calls on the public authorities to “Jump-start in order to provide the means for a real public policy to prevent evictions, in particular by strengthening housing assistance for tenants and compensation for landlords while finding alternatives to eviction”.

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