In Sicily 368 evictions validated in 2020, Sunia: “Serious housing crisis”

Editorial staff 28 September 2021 19:42

Share There are 368 evictions validated in Sicily in 2020 despite the blockade that took place in March of the same year. To these are added the 302 executed out of 1,636 execution requests. The same happened throughout Italy, with 32,536 validated evictions. These are the data released by the Ministry of the Interior and relaunched by Sunia Sicilia (national unitary union for tenants and assignees) which, with the regional secretary Giusy Milazzo, notes the “seriousness of a housing crisis which – he says – involves 50 thousand families in the Island. And which has seen the Region absent in terms of housing welfare policies aimed at supporting families in difficulty with structural and not episodic interventions “. Milazzo notes that “17 million euros remain blocked in the Region for the support of the 2020 rent, to which must be added the approximately 15 million euros disbursed by the national government for the rent contribution for the year 2021”. “This inertia – notes the Sunia secretary – aggravates an unsustainable crisis also due to the lack of activation at the Prefectures of the tables for the graduation of evictions and the passage from house to house for families in poor housing conditions subject to eviction measures” . The Sunia secretary then returns to ask that “housing issues are among the central points of the political agenda, also because it is indispensable – he stresses – that a plan for new social and social housing be drawn up at the regional level as well. respond to the need and make cities welcoming and inclusive “.

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