The Council of State seized by several associations on “the treatment of the homeless” during the epidemic of coronavirus

The Council of State seized by several associations on “the treatment of the homeless” during the epidemic of coronavirus

A hearing will take place on March 30 to examine the application for interim relief. The associations are asking for “adequate measures” to protect the homeless against the spread of the coronavirus.

A homeless man, sitting at a bus shelter, on March 22, 2020 in Paris.  Illustrative photo.  (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP)

The Council of State was seized in interim relief by several associations on “The treatment of the homeless under Covid-19 in order to request reinforced protection and the requisition of habitable premises without delay”, according to a Right to Housing press release on Wednesday March 25.

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At the request of the DAL federation, the League of Human Rights, the association Élu / es Contre les Violences fait aux Femmes (ECVF), the KALI association, the Council of State has just set a hearing on Monday March 30 at 2:30 p.m., to examine the application for interim relief.

Systematic screening and emergency accommodation

These organizations ask, “Against the failure of the State”, to take “Adequate measures” in order to protect “The fundamental freedoms of people without accommodation or accommodated in collective housing”. By ensuring in particular “Care for all people without accommodation”, by proceeding “To a systematic screening of the supported public” and providing “Emergency individual accommodation to meet confinement obligations”.

The associations also demand that under the health emergency law that the State requisition “Vacant dwellings and premises immediately habitable” For example “Furnished tourist accommodation rented year-round via Airbnb-type platforms”.