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Social housing: local elected officials distraught in the face of the “disaster”

2024-02-21T19:14:19.917Z

Highlights: As early as 2017, François Baroin, president of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF), publicly warned of the imminence of a cataclysm. Seven years and four prime ministers later, the “disaster’ announced in the columns of Le Figaro occurs. “We raised the alarm when we saw the wall approaching. Now, we are there and the worst is to come,” notes the mayor (PS) of Issoudun. On February 6, when David Lisnard, mayor (LR) of David Lisard, warned of a ‘disaster in the making’, he was not alone. ‘We are at the start of a very big crisis between the State and totally strangled territorial partners. There will be no more investments,’ he said.


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Chronicle of a predicted catastrophe.

As early as 2017, François Baroin, president of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF), publicly warned of the imminence of a cataclysm.

With the explosion of the social housing system

,” warns the mayor (LR) of Troyes, “

we are at the start of a very big crisis between the State and totally strangled territorial partners.

The government must agree to measure

the disaster that is looming for social landlords

.

There will be no more investments.

Thousands of construction jobs are already predicted to disappear.

The State will not achieve its objectives for producing social housing…

” Seven years and four prime ministers later, the “disaster” announced in the columns of Le

Figaro

occurs.

We raised the alarm when we saw the wall approaching.

Now, we are there and the worst is to come

,” notes the mayor (PS) of Issoudun, André Laignel, first vice-president of the AMF.

On February 6, when David Lisnard, mayor (LR)…

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Source: lefigaro

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