Christine Mahy: ‘When we don’t decide to invest upstream, preventively, we spend a lot of money to repair’
And for Christine Mahy, among the crises, there is one which is never named as such and which is permanent, she says, it is the “housing crisis.” “It is as serious for me as the other crises.” And to add: “poor housing, non-housing, homelessness, housing speculation, the ever-increasing commodification of housing, the gap between public and private housing, this is something that has always been very significant.”
This housing crisis has had consequences in the last crises, she adds. During the health crisis: “Lots of people went through the crisis in different ways depending on their living conditions, not only housing, there is also income, etc.“Habitat has also had consequences during the floods and the current energy crisis.
It’s probably a time when we must not lose our footing, otherwise we sink
These many events have each time “made it possible to impose visibility on the unresolved in terms of access to basic rights, inequalities, etc. And what is disturbing is that although it is revealed and aggravated… It falls asleep again. And so it feels like a permanent aggravation, a spiral.”
Despite everything, she said,it’s probably a moment when we must not lose our footing, otherwise we sink.”
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