30 Drummondville households still without housing, a few days after July 1

30 Drummondville households still without housing, a few days after July 1
30 Drummondville households still without housing, a few days after July 1

Despite a slight decline in the trend in recent days, several Drummondville households have still not been able to find accommodation since 1is July.

This is despite the efforts of the Drummond Housing Office (OHD), which has been mobilized for months to address this issue, which is also present in many cities in Quebec.

In the greater Drummondville region, nearly thirty households are currently scrambling to find temporary housing.

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The director of the Drummond Housing Office, David Bélanger (archives).

Photo : Radio-Canada / Jean-François Dumas

The general manager of the Drummond Housing Office, David Bélanger, supports them in their efforts. households are still homeless or are already on the streets, mostly staying with family, relatives, friends or even camping”,”text”:”Currently, 27 households are still homeless or are already on the streets, mostly staying with family, relatives, friends or even camping”}}”>Currently, 27 households are still homeless or are already on the streets. They are mostly staying with family, relatives, friends or in campsites and some in emergency accommodation.he explains.

Living temporarily in a motel

Some households were able to find temporary refuge at the ANF Motel in Drummondville.

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The owner of the ANF Motel, Audrey Nadeau Fréchette.

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The owner of the place, Audrey Nadeau Fréchette, witnesses their concern on a daily basis. The motel has been pretty busy for the last few days. There’s a lot of traffic and we have a few people who are homeless so we welcome them into our establishment.she says.

To those I spoke to, it was a lot of despair, then the crying need they have for housing.

A quote from Audrey Nadeau Fréchette, owner of the ANF Motel

But things are gradually improving according to theOHD, which has been multiplying strategies in recent months to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in the area. housing units under construction as we speak. Some have been delivered, others will be delivered in the coming months, so that will obviously help ease the housing crisis”,”text”:” We have nearly 250 housing units under construction as we speak. Some have been delivered, others will be delivered in the coming months, so that will obviously help ease the housing crisis”}}”>We have nearly 250 housing units under construction as we speak. Some have been delivered, others will be delivered in the coming months, so that will obviously help ease the housing crisis.assures David Bélanger.

We also acquired buildings on the private market. Nearly a hundred homes were acquired and this year, they did not undergo a significant increase.continues the general manager.

According to the most recent statistics collected by the Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU), approximately 1,667 households remain without housing across the province.

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