Séverine Perillat, a member of the housing tenants’ union for energy-inefficient housing, and Cécile Luthereau, head of advocacy, met with Pierre Verri, the Vice President responsible for air quality, energy, and climate, and Nicolas Beron-Perez, the Vice President responsible for housing in the metropolis, at the end of June.
This meeting was a result of an investigative effort that led to the creation of the report titled “Negligent Landlords and Energy-Inefficient Housing: How Tenant Mobilization Can Break the Cycle of Renovation Reluctance?” The report outlines the fieldwork conducted in Grenoble since October 2022 and offers recommendations to elected officials to support tenant mobilization.
During the meeting, the attending officials acknowledged the challenges faced in engaging uncooperative landlords and recognized the importance of a project that empowers private tenants, who are affected by poorly insulated housing, to take an active role in renovation efforts by engaging their property owners.
“We have made significant strides, and several collaborative initiatives and support from elected officials has been promised for the upcoming autumn. This meeting has left us motivated,” said Séverine, a member of the housing tenants’ union for energy-efficient housing.