Rising expenses and rents, elevator breakdowns, and disregard for their concerns… Tenants of the OPH in Aubervilliers, France continue to rally against the abuses of their landlord. Several neighborhood meetings have taken place at Hélène Cochennec, La Maladrerie, and Emile Dubois. Everywhere, the message is the same: “We’ve had enough, it’s time to take action.”
At La Maladrerie, tenants organized a workshop to create banners demanding renovations and protesting against increased rent.
At Hélène Cochennec, tenants decided to launch a petition against the rat problem.
Meanwhile, the tenants of Emile Dubois wish to denounce heating expenses that were charged to them this winter, despite being unable to heat their homes due to a malfunction. They also want to mobilize for the renovation of the unsanitary housing units in the Georges Leblanc alley. Neighborhoods are organizing one by one in the face of injustices and interference from the OPH.
Individual struggles also continue, such as that of Omid, a member of the Aubervilliers Public Housing Union, who has had enough of the OPH’s contempt since moving in almost a year ago. “I’ve reported it ten times, sent registered letters, and even visited the caretaker… but they never come to see it. They don’t listen to anything.”
Tenants are being neglected in deteriorating housing conditions.
To unite their struggles and increase their leverage against the Aubervilliers Public Housing Office, they have decided to organize a general assembly at the end of June.
This article has been translated from French. See the orignal version here.