A young mother from Trois-Rivières is desperately looking for accommodation a few days before July 1st

A young mother from Trois-Rivières is desperately looking for accommodation a few days before July 1st
A young mother from Trois-Rivières is desperately looking for accommodation a few days before July 1st

Arianne Gauvin-Pagé is one of the dozens of Trifluvians who are desperately looking for accommodation a few days before July 1st.

In her early 20s, she has a 4-year-old child and two cats. The young woman had been living in a 4 1/2 for less than $500 per month for 4 years. She cannot find any equivalent rent that meets her needs.

“So much so that I wonder if I’m not going to end up in the street. At the beginning of the month, so much so that I couldn’t find anything, at one point I thought about getting rid of my cats, getting rid of all my personal belongings so that I would only have myself to worry about,” confides -She.

The young woman confesses to having had financial problems at the start of the year which caused delays in paying her rent and then eviction from her accommodation. She admits it was her mistake.

“It’s going to be hard after that, to have the trust of an owner, when it’s not that I didn’t want to pay him, but monetarily, if I can’t do it, I can’t do anything. Unfortunately money doesn’t grow on trees. I received a lot of help from my family who could no longer help me when I needed it,” she says.

Arianne claims to have now improved her financial situation, thanks to the Adapted Preparatory Training for Employment program that she is following at the COMSEP organization in Trois-Rivières.

She dreams of becoming a beneficiary attendant, but for the moment, there is more urgency: finding suitable accommodation. Friends will host her while she continues her research.

“At least I have a roof over my head and that reassures me, but there is always the side of saying that anything could happen, that things might no longer work out with my friends and that I could find myself homeless. That stresses me out a lot,” she adds.

Trois-Rivières has one of the lowest vacancy rates in the country, at 0.4%. The housing search assistance service of the Trois-Rivières Municipal Housing Office supports 50 households who are at risk of finding themselves on the street in the coming weeks, twice as many as last year. Added to this are 26 other households who are already in emergency accommodation.

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