The Abbé Pierre Foundation is alarmed by “the worsening housing crisis” | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

A man sleeps in the corridors of the Gare de Lyon, in Paris, April 9, 2020.

“To lead is first to house your people”, had warned Abbé Pierre. Seventy years after he launched the 1er February 1954, his name for solidarity with the homeless, his phrase was taken up by Christophe Robert, president of the Abbé Pierre Foundation, who printed his 29e Annual Report. According to him, “the account is not there” : 2023 was marked by “the alarming worsening of the housing crisis” And “the explosion of the social housing bomb” ; as for the yr 2024, “it begins in a very worrying way, since Gabriel Attal has just called into question the SRU law [relative à la solidarité et au renouvellement urbains]emblematic of the Republican ambition of social diversity”which requires city municipalities to realize not less than 25% social housing.

Read additionally | Article reserved for our subscribers Speech by Gabriel Attal: the world of social housing shocked by what he considers to be an “unraveling” of the SRU regulation

Thursday 1er February, he intends to current the outcomes of a “dark year of poor housing”. And checklist some figures: the saturation of greater than 200,000 emergency lodging locations, leaving greater than 8,000 folks with out resolution each night, together with 2,400 youngsters, who had managed to contact 115; the report variety of functions for social housing (2.6 million) whereas their manufacturing collapses (82,000 approvals in 2023, in comparison with 124,000 in 2016), like that of all housing (295,000 building begins, in comparison with 435,000 in 2017), whereas within the meantime vacationer leases have elevated considerably.

Yet, “never has the public effort devoted to housing been so weak”criticizes Mr. Robert: 41.5 billion euros, whereas it brings in 91.8 million in tax collections. To return, as in 2010, to the two.2% of gross home product dedicated to housing, an extra 17 billion can be required. Another remorse: “No major decision has been taken following the National Refoundation Council dedicated to housing”six months of session on the finish of which stakeholders within the sector had, amongst different issues, requested regulation of land costs.

“Give up austerity policy”

In entrance of the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Christophe Béchu, who will attend the presentation of the report, on the Maison de la Mutualité, in Paris, since no minister chargeable for housing has but been appointed, Christophe Robert needs to name for “renounce austerity policy”. He additionally hopes persuade to not modify the SRU regulation whereas the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, introduced Tuesday January 30 in his basic coverage speech the bearing in mind of intermediate housing to realize the social housing quotas. This class “is too expensive for 95% of social housing applicants”argues Mr. Robert, who reminds that “throughout his final battle, in 2006, Abbé Pierre managed to stop this regulation from of 2000 is distorted ».

You have 65% of this text left to learn. The relaxation is reserved for subscribers.