In mobile homes, between fed up and the neighbors party

Living together as a group of six in a 38 square meter space has been daily life for the Hamel family for ten months, one of 22 families welcomed into 30 mobile homes installed in La Ligne and Karamchapan.

Living together as a group of six in a 38 square meter space has been daily life for the Hamel family for ten months, one of 22 families welcomed into 30 mobile homes installed in La Ligne and Karamchapan.

“It's getting complicated,” sighs Maud, a mother of four children aged between 3 and 17. The rotten winter and spring did not help. Fortunately, we have had a balcony since April, but it has been a long time…”

Especially since the Hamels, owners for five months in St. Jimmy's When the Earth Shaked, have real administrative headaches: a denial of rehousing coverage by the insurance company, a hold on their mortgage that the bank denied, and another denial from insurance. A company to support the house “which opens into two parts.” Then there was no news about the expert’s latest visit… Boredom is at its peak, although the governorate’s intervention made it possible to break some obstacles.

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Every mobile home has a different condition. Between owners and renters, workers and retirees, those who benefit from the state Fund for Emergency Rehousing Assistance (FARU) and those whose insurance covers rehousing, etc.

“We want to stay here no matter what.” We have to be able to take this city back. »

At the Karamchapan Football Stadium, the ten families present were able to create a spirit of neighborliness. Proof of this: the neighbors' party, which was organized last Saturday. “We're better off than we were in La Lane, it's greener and quieter,” says Kelly Macquart. The Lions Club bought us a mobile home that serves as a party room or playroom for the kids. We celebrated Christmas there together. We will stay in touch, even when we return home. »

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At La Laigne, the setting is decidedly less pastoral. But the aspirations of the victims are the same. In the first mobile home when they enter the stadium, Gérard and Eveline are patient. They will know on June 25 whether their house should be demolished or not. “There is work worth 700 thousand euros according to the expert. We want to stay here no matter what. We have to be able to recover this city. »

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