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"It's out of the question that I live next to a slum": she asks for rehousing following the installation of Roma


Dominique was cured of two cancers and suffered a heart attack in December. This tenant of the social landlord AB Habitat would like to

It's an endless cycle.

The expulsion at the end of March of the Roma who occupied the land at 41, rue Michel Carré, near the Place du 11-Novembre, in Argenteuil, gave rise to the creation of new camps.

Some of them have taken over the garden of a pavilion at 7, avenue du Château, still in the Val-Notre-Dame district.

The occupant of the neighboring house now deplores a set of nuisances and asks her landlord to be relocated.

" It's unbearable.

With my illness, I can't stay like this,” said Dominique, 62 years old.

Since 2003, she has occupied a small pavilion set back from the road with her husband, which belongs to the social landlord AB Habitat.

The house next to hers has been condemned for some time.

It also belongs to AB Habitat.

From the end of March, she saw Roma taking over the garden.

A dozen huts against the boundary wall

"At the beginning, they built a cabin," she says.

Gradually other families arrive and the number of cabins increases.

There are currently about ten on each side of the central path of the garden, leaning against the enclosure wall which separates the pavilions.

"It was smashing into the wall from morning to night, remembers Dominique.

My husband went up to the roof four times to tell them to stop, that they had no right.

Each time, they said: we apologize.

And it started again.


Noise is not the only nuisance she complains about.

“There are also the fires they make,” she adds.

I don't know what they're burning but it makes black smoke”.

She went to the police station to file a complaint.

“A lady said to me: I do not take your complaint.

There is no damage to your accommodation.

It is up to the lessor to file a complaint,” she confides.

She says she called the police to report the uproar, but there was no response.


Dominique, 62, stresses that her state of health requires rest.

She therefore asked AB Habitat to change accommodation, until this occupation ceased.

"I told them that there was no question that I live next to a slum," she says.

She attached a medical certificate to her application.

“I was treated for two cancers.

I had a lung removed and on December 26, I had a cardiac arrest.

It took 5 minutes to resuscitate me and I was hospitalized for a month,” she says.

She adds that AB Habitat has several houses in the neighborhood, some of which have been empty since 2019.

She estimates that she could live in one of them temporarily.

The social landlord claims to have filed a complaint

AB Habitat says it filed a complaint on April 6.

"We reacted very quickly," said a spokesperson.

A bailiff was sent to the scene.

It passed on April 25 and a summons to leave the premises was addressed to the Roma.

Failing execution on the part of the latter, AB Habitat gave instructions to its lawyer to set up an eviction procedure.

A hearing is already scheduled for Wednesday, June 8.

AB Habitat indicates that it has not found any trace of the relocation request made by Dominique.

The social landlord adds that he has not received any mail from him.

He advises her to get in touch with her local agency.

On the other hand, AB Habitat excludes being able to temporarily rehouse her in one of the pavilions in her district.

They are part of a social homeownership program.

"There are people who have bought these pavilions," says the spokesperson.

Source: leparis

All news articles on 2022-05-16

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