July 23, 2024

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“It's definitely worse this year”: hundreds are still homeless

"It's definitely worse this year": hundreds are still homeless

According to the Regroupement of Housing Committees and Tenants Associations of Quebec (RCLALQ), in the middle of the long moving weekend, hundreds of Quebecers still did not find a roof over their heads, a far worse situation than observed in previous years. .

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“It's definitely worse this year,” testified RCLALQ co-representative Cedric Dussault.

According to him, the number of requests for help finding housing has doubled in Montreal compared to the same date last year, and the situation is no better elsewhere in the province.

Thus, more than 278 households are currently supported by the Housing Search Assistance Service in Monteregi. According to RCLALQ data, there are 150 in Bas-Saint-Laurent.

“In every region, we have very significant statistics. It's really unheard of,” said Mr. Dassault.

The Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) has also set up two telephone lines to help unhoused Quebecers at 514 873-BAIL and 1 800 683-BAIL from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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