Loire-Atlantique: His family lives in a three-room apartment at the age of seven, he sues the state

The 32-year-old motorist was sentenced on Monday June 14, 2021 by the Nantes Criminal Court to four months in prison and suspended for the
A resident of Nozay, Loire-Atlantique, sued the state in October 2021. ©L’Éclaireur de Châteaubriant

the Administrative Court of Nantes called on the prefecture of Loire-Atlantique to do so Find a T5 type accommodation has a Residents of Nozay (Loire-Atlantique) which had sued the state in October 2021 to exercise his Enforceable Right to Housing (Dalo).

The man had argued that he lived with his wife and five children aged 1 to 9 in a T3 in the private park. However, her lease expires on June 27: her owner “wants to sell the apartment”.

“Particularly strenuous” housing and living conditions

During the hearing, in which he defended himself without a lawyer, this permanent representative at Veolia insisted that he slept “in the same room with his wife, baby and 4-year-old daughter”, while the other three shared the second bedroom. The distance between Nozay and his workplace in Rezé also prompted him to “shorten his nights”. These “Housing and living conditions” are therefore “particularly exhausting”and be fatigue “accelerated” by his handicap.

By decision of April 6, 2021, the “Arbitration Commission” set up by the Dalo Act decided so “recognized the need to offer him accommodation that would suit his needs and abilities”. she had given the prefecture of Loire-Atlantique six months make an offer to move to the family. Gold, no suggestions were made.

The “right to decent and independent housing”

The state authorities had assured that this was not the result of a “lack of mobilization of the state”, but of “Saturation” of the housing stock due to “the attractiveness of the city of Nantes”. the “Health and international circumstances” also put “all mechanisms for access to housing under tension”, defended the prefecture.

Despite everything, the Administrative Court of Nantes, in a judgment just published on January 4, 2022, recalls that the Prefect “cannot be considered released from the obligation to produce results that burden him”.

“The right to decent and independent housing (…) is guaranteed by the state to everyone who (…) does not have access to it under their own steam or to stay there,” says the building and housing regulations.

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“These provisions (…) establish an obligation of result, referred to as the guarantor of the enforceable right to housing,” the Nantes Administrative Court therefore recalls in its decision.

the The Loire-Atlantique prefecture was therefore “requested” to find a T5 the family against a penalty of €50 per day of delay. The money will go to the National Housing Assistance Fund (FNAVDL), which funds the relocation of Dalo beneficiaries.

LB (Press Pepper)

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