July 23, 2024

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“It can now be experienced all year round”: 1,667 families are still looking for accommodation

"It can now be experienced all year round": 1,667 families are still looking for accommodation

FRAPRU reported that there were 1,667 families across Quebec who were looking for accommodation nearly a week after July 1, predicting another tough year for Quebec renters.

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“There are many municipalities in Quebec where we never thought we would face such a crisis due to the lack of rental housing and the recent explosion in rental prices,” explains Véronique Laflamme, a spokeswoman for Giv. Among these cities, we found Trois-Rivières, Granby, Sherbrooke and Rimouski, where many renters had to find temporary accommodation due to low vacancy rates.

In addition, more than 600 tenant families have sought resources in recent days. In Montreal, about 200 of them are at risk of homelessness.

“We must not forget 1er In July, it gives us an overview of the scale of the problem, but now it will be experienced throughout the year,” underlines Mme the flame

“It's clear that having support services that provide year-round financial assistance is an important key to preventing distressed rental housing from falling through the cracks,” she adds.

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