The building and the adjacent patronage had been empty for decades and the owner had no destination. In 2017, a group of residents in a housing shortage took the initiative to make the building habitable. However, despite efforts to reach a reasonable agreement, the owner threatened eviction. Residents then had the choice of either evicting or signing an anti-squat agreement with Camelot (now Monoma). The house was badly neglected and the residents have restored it themselves. “It is outrageous that owners allow their properties to rot when there is a major housing shortage. The residents have made the building habitable.
Living is not musical chairs.
Housing security for everyone.
The waiting list for social housing has also grown considerably in Den Bosch and the rental rights are being squandered by politics and the market. This urgent problem also plays a role in Den Bosch. The Bossche politician and Alderman for Housing Pieter Paul Slikker must now intervene to provide housing security. The government has the obligation to provide adequate housing and to intervene in the event of imminent evictions.
The homelessness of this group of young residents of Bosch must be prevented at all costs. If the government, church and market do not do this, we will do it ourselves as a community! Housing is not a commodity. We claim our human right to housing.
The Rectory residents and BPW Den Bosch demand from the Parish of Saint Mary, Monoma and the municipality of Den Bosch: