Armed with placards and dressed in black, the residents of Avenue de la Bruyère in Grenoble stormed the Grenoble Habitat headquarters on May 17th to denounce the weeks of neglect they have been facing. Despite numerous pleas for compensation due to elevator breakdowns lasting several months, the lack of heating during winter, and maintenance issues in common areas, Grenoble Habitat continues to disregard its tenants.
“By dressing all in black, it’s because we feel like our landlord considers us dead. Grenoble Habitat has killed social housing!” said Jamila, a member of the Grenoble Residents group and a tenant on Avenue de la Bruyère.
“For months, the elevators have been out of order, the heating barely works in winter, and odors come up from our sinks… We’ve had enough, and every time we call Grenoble Habitat, they say they’ll pass on the information, but nothing ever changes,” added Samia, another member of the Grenoble Residents group and a tenant on Avenue de la Bruyère.
After the action, there was a promising victory: Jérôme Lavene, director of Grenoble Habitat’s assets, pledged to schedule meetings with the tenants to address all of these issues. The mobilization paid off!
This article has been translated from French. See the orignal version here.