Citizens and traders have been demanding since several weeks of actions to improve the feeling of security in downtown Val-d'Or.
The difficulty of finding housing in Abitibi-Témiscamingue is the issue facing elected officials should be concerned according to three community organizations.
The Association of Tenants of Abitibi-Témiscamingue (ALOCAT), the Center for Assistance and the Fight Against Personal Assault (CALACS) The Étoile du Nord and the Regroupement d'éducation populaire de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (REPAT) want to put the right to housing back at the heart of the debate.
Recall that During the municipal council meeting of May 15 in Val-d'Or, citizens demanded actions to improve security in the downtown area. That same evening, the deputy for Abitibi-Est, Pierre Dufour criticized the management of the City in the file.
The three organizations instead invite elected officials to demand the construction of housing social housing.
The increase in the number of homeless people is a consequence of the shortage of housing and especially social housing, attests Émilie Breton-Côté, administrator of the council of administration of the ALOCAT.