Studio CT24 – press conference for social housing in the Czech Republic

In the Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 10:00 at the Braun house (Karlovo náměstí 671/24, Prague 1) The press conference was held on the topic of social housing. In this context, it would already this March should go nascent law on social housing in the interdepartmental management decided Alternative 50+ together with other organizations, which together with us in the autumn of last year addressed an open letter of invitation to the enactment of the social housing the Czech government to recall some population groups affected by the social housing concerns and discuss potential weaknesses and threats that threaten the adoption of the law itself, or which could have prepared law rid functionality. At the press conference was commemorated among other things, the issue of the lack of affordable housing for seniors and the elderly, women at risk of domestic violence or as children leaving institutional care.

“We fear that the law will become part of the election campaign and the trend will make the system strictly,” said sociologist Kateřina Kňapová the organization Alternativa 50+.

Can be heard more and more voices that are trying to restrict the entry into a future social housing system and set criteria as strictly as possible. A successful system should be but just judged by how many people keep, not eliminated, “said Chairman of the Platform for social housing Štěpán Ripka.

The coalition parties before the elections law on social housing promised. When I hear from the mouth of the coalition partners, the wait for the bill and then rozstřílejí, so what is the coalition agreement, “said Chairman of the Platform for social housing Štěpán Ripka.

At a press conference Social housing will help everyone, not just socially excluded spoke:

  • Kateřina Kńapová, Alternativa 50+
  • Táňa Fisherová, Český helsinský výbor
  • Jitka Poláková, proFem, o.p.s.
  • Štěpán Ripka, Platforma pro sociální bydlení
  • Michal Ďorď, Vteřina poté

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