Bond Precarious Housing and anti-squat residents receive Minister Blok

blok-07-highresPRESS RELEASE 15 May 2015

Bond Precarious Housing and anti-squat residents receive Minister Blok

On Tuesday 19 May, three anti-squat residents will tell their story about living without rights in anti-squat to Stef Blok, Minister for Housing and the Civil Service. Their story is not an individual story. They are also there for other anti-squat residents who do not dare to speak out for fear
for reprisals from their anti-squat agency. And they are mainly there for future generations (young and old) who need an affordable and healthy home, without a flex contract.

The Bond Precaire Woonvorm (BPW) is organizing the first part of a working visit by Minister Blok to anti-squat residents in Rotterdam. The working visit will take place on Tuesday 19 May between 16:00 and 17:30. The BPW has found three anti-squat residents willing to share their humiliating
tell the minister stories about imminent evictions, privacy violations and antisocial treatment by anti-squat agencies.

'The stories of these residents are no exception. Anti-squatting should be banned. It must be over with living without rights', said Abel Heijkamp of the BPW.

In response to room questions and a debate in the House of Representatives about the abuses in the anti-squat sector at the end of last year, Minister Blok spoke to the BPW on Monday 9 February. In that conversation, the minister indicated that he would like to come and see how people live anti-squat.

During the working visit on 19 May, the anti-squat residents will also discuss with the minister and the other attendees of the ministry.

Members of the press are most welcome. Please notify us in advance that you are coming via contact ( at ) or via Abel Heijkamp 06-47686543

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