There are many problems in the area of finding and keeping affordable housing in the Rotterdam Region. Housing is insecure and expensive, and that only seems to get worse. Given this situation, we thought it would be a good idea to organize a residential consultation hour. Do you have the time and desire to participate? or have questions or ideas about this topic? Would you like to exchange ideas with others about what you are doing in this area? Then be very welcome!
Date: Saturday 15 February 2020.
Location: Riebeekstraat 30, Rotterdam
The Bond Precaire Woonvorm (BPW) was established to claim the right to housing and the city. Renting is increasingly temporary, uncertain or too expensive. A risk that the growth of these precarious forms of housing entails is that regular letting with full rental rights and a healthy, well-functioning (social) housing stock will put pressure on and is slowly displacing it. As a result, home seekers increasingly end up in situations that are almost without rights. We fight for stable housing for everyone. The BPW organizes tenants in solidarity networks and offers (legal) back-up, both substantively and morally for (flex) residents who want to stand up for their rights. Since 2010, the Bond Precaire Woonvorm has been active as a volunteer association.
Schedule: 15:00-17:00 Office hours
-Do you have questions about squatting, anti-squatting, (temporary) rent, evictions or, for example, unreasonable demands from landlords, and do you want to know what your rights actually are? During our residential consultation hours, experienced people from BPW can inform you about what you can do in such a situation.
19.30 -21:00: BPW meet and greet
What can we do together to organize against injustices such as involuntary homelessness and unreasonable rent terminations? Are there any interested parties in joining a local group of BPWérs in the Rotterdam region? These and other questions about housing can be discussed during this networking opportunity.
To learn more about the union, see https://bondprecairewoonvormen.nl/achtergrond.
In the Rotterdam Region there are many problems in finding and keeping affordable living space. Living is uncertain and expensive, and that only seems to get worse. Given this situation, we thought it would be a good idea to organize to meet, discuss and organise. Are you interested and have the time to participate? Or perhaps you have questions or ideas about this subject? Do you want to exchange ideas with others about what you are doing in this area? You are then very welcome!
The Bond Precaire Woonvorm (BPW) was established with the purpose to claim the right to live in the city, where renting is increasingly becoming temporary, uncertain or too expensive. A risk that the growth of the precarious forms of housing entails is that the indefinite renting contract with full rental rights and a healthy, well-functioning social housing stock is under pressure to conform with the free market. As a result, the stock of available social housing units is gradually diminishing, and the rental contracts are now short-term. Home seekers are increasingly finding themselves in almost lawless situations. The Bond Precaire Woonwormen (BPW) has been an active voluntary association since 2010 and fights to keep the long-term social housing spaces available for everyone. Specifically, the BPW organizes tenants in solidarity networks, offers advice regarding legal issues and provides moral support to flex residents who want to stand up for their rights.
To learn more about the association, see https://bondprecairewoonvormen.nl/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Why-Bond-Pr…